Definition of Oversewing

1. oversew [v] - See also: oversew



Lexicographical Neighbors of Oversewing

overserious
overseriously
overserve
overserved
overserves
overservice
overserviced
overservices
overservicing
overserving
overset
oversets
oversetting
oversew
oversewed
oversewing (current term)
oversewn
oversews
overshade
overshaded
overshades
overshading
overshadow
overshadowed

Literary usage of Oversewing

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Progressive Lessons in the Art and Practice of Needlework for Use in Schools by Catherine F. Johnson (1895)
"oversewing. 33. How should the work be held for oversewing? ... How should the needle be pointed in oversewing ? Ans. In oversewing the needle should be ..."

2. Miss Beecher's Housekeeper and Healthkeeper: Containing Five Hundred Recipes by Catharine Esther Beecher (1874)
"Then, these strips are to be cut into pieces, five or «ix inches long, turned down and pinched to prepare for oversewing, and then put together and basted ..."

3. The Education of the Ne'er-do-well by William Henry Dooley (1916)
"Elements of sewing — running, hemming, back- stitching, overcasting, seam, hem, French double seam, oversewing, selvedge, oversewing folded edge. 4. ..."

4. Theme-book in English Composition by Alfred Marshall Hitchcock (1910)
"How to join two pieces of cloth by oversewing, how to stitch and overcast a seam, ... How to patch by hemming on, stitching in, and oversewing. ..."

5. Sessional Papers by Ontario Legislative Assembly (1908)
"... elements of sewing; running; backstitching; overcasting; seam; hem; French double seam; oversewing; selvedge; oversewing folded edge. ..."

6. Special Reports on Educational Subjects by Great Britain Board of Education (1901)
"(a) Running and felling, one-half class ; (b) oversewing and felling, ... Darns to be crossed), (c) Running and felling; (d) oversewing and felling. ..."

7. The Bookman (1911)
"I have also visions of her toiling at patchwork and oversewing sheets like a nice old-fashioned little girl in a story-book. Further to illustrate her ..."

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