hem

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v hem utter `hem' or `ahem'
    • v hem fold over and sew together to provide with a hem "hem my skirt"
    • n hem the edge of a piece of cloth; especially the finished edge that has been doubled under and stitched down "the hem of her dress was stained","let down the hem","he stitched weights into the curtain's hem","it seeped along the hem of his jacket"
    • n hem the utterance of a sound similar to clearing the throat; intended to get attention, express hesitancy, fill a pause, hide embarrassment, warn a friend, etc.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Hem A border made on sheet-metal ware by doubling over the edge of the sheet, to stiffen it and remove the sharp edge.
    • interj Hem An onomatopoetic word used as an expression of hesitation, doubt, etc. It is often a sort of voluntary half cough, loud or subdued, and would perhaps be better expressed by hm. "Cough or cry hem , if anybody come."
    • n Hem An utterance or sound of the voice, hem or hm, often indicative of hesitation or doubt, sometimes used to call attention. "His morning hems ."
    • Hem Border; edge; margin. "Hem of the sea."
    • Hem The edge or border of a garment or cloth, doubled over and sewed, to strengthen it and prevent raveling.
    • pron Hem hĕm Them
    • Hem To border; to edge "All the skirt about
      Was hemmed with golden fringe."
    • Hem To form a hem or border to; to fold and sew down the edge of.
    • v. i Hem To make the sound expressed by the word hem; hence, to hesitate in speaking. "Hem , and stroke thy beard."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n hem A narrow fold in the edge of a piece of textile material, made to prevent it from raveling. The stuff is turned over twice so as to cover the raw edge, and the inner fold or crease is sewed firmly down.
    • n hem Edge; border; margin.
    • n hem In architecture, the projecting spiral of the Ionic capital.
    • hem To form a hem or border to; fold and sew down the edge of: as, to hem an apron.
    • hem To border; edge.
    • hem To inclose; circumscribe; limit or confine by an environment of any kind: with in, about, or around.
    • hem An interjectional utterance, a sort of voluntary half-cough, intended to attract the attention of a particular person, to cover embarrassment by feigned indifference or hesitation, etc. Also ahem.
    • hem To make the sound expressed by the word hem; hence, to hesitate or stammer in speaking: as, to hem and haw.
    • hem To remove or otherwise affect by coughing.
    • hem See he, I., D .
    • hem See hemato-.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Hem hem the border of a garment doubled down and sewed
    • v.t Hem to form a hem on: to edge:—pr.p. hem′ming; pa.p. hemmed
    • v.t Hem to embroider with such
    • n., interj Hem hem a sort of half-cough to draw attention
    • v.i Hem to utter the sound hem!pr.p. hem′ming; pa.p. hemmed
    • Hem hem (Spens.) them.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. hem, border, margin; cf. Fries. hämel, Prov. G. hammel, hem of mire or dirt

Usage

In literature:

Miss Letitia smoothed the folds in the skirt and put a pin in one place in the hem where she believed it hung a little bit long.
"The Heart of Arethusa" by Francis Barton Fox
Down stairs her father read the paper and her mother sat near the big table, hem-stitching.
"Jewel Weed" by Alice Ames Winter
I shall expect the seams to be neatly run, and the edges turned over and hemmed.
"The New Girl at St. Chad's" by Angela Brazil
One can not avoid a feeling of being constantly hampered and hemmed in.
"The Wit and Humor of America, Volume VIII (of X)" by Various
He was holding his own, and during the day his left (3rd Division) made good progress, reaching Pont du Hem close to Laventie.
"1914" by John French, Viscount of Ypres
Cross-examined by Mr. Howe: Hemmings has frequently pawned articles of jewelry with me; he pledged them in the name of Mrs. Bethune.
"Danger! A True History of a Great City's Wiles and Temptations" by William Howe
Hemming's party landed at the back of the island.
"The Three Midshipmen" by W.H.G. Kingston
Ticketing means putting just the right amount of smelly paste on the back of a label, slapping it swiftly just above the center of the hem.
"Working With the Working Woman" by Cornelia Stratton Parker
Then the coughing and hemming ceased; there was a sort of deep inspiration; the church seemed to hold its breath for a moment.
"The Manxman A Novel - 1895" by Hall Caine
They've got us hemmed in ag'inst it.
"The Keepers of the Trail" by Joseph A. Altsheler
Madame de Stafforth had torn the hem of her skirt walking through the crowded antehall, and she begged the attendant to sew it for her.
"A German Pompadour" by Marie Hay
We shall have them hemming handkerchiefs to-morrow.
"It Might Have Been" by Emily Sarah Holt
But even with method and system, twenty-four is a large number, and as Patty turned the last hem, twilight fell, and she turned on the lights.
"Patty's Success" by Carolyn Wells
Heil win hem, shortly an a' te geir dat he hes wun hier an py a lerts kip at hem.
"An Historical Account of the Settlements of Scotch Highlanders in America" by J. P. MacLean
Thirstily she had drunk in all he could tell her of the world beyond the hills that hemmed them in.
"The Fighting Edge" by William MacLeod Raine
The route from Vizille up the valley of the Romanche continues hemmed in by rugged mountains, in some places almost overhanging the river.
"The Huguenots in France" by Samuel Smiles
At his feet lay the lace-hemming, hopelessly snarled.
"The Place of Honeymoons" by Harold MacGrath
When I got those fellows hemmed in I could have killed them all.
"The Hero" by William Somerset Maugham
They would have been hemmed in completely.
"'Tween Snow and Fire" by Bertram Mitford
But there were signs that the river was narrowing, while all felt as if the forest was hemming them in.
"With Wolseley to Kumasi" by F.S. Brereton
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In poetry:

Ther thei beryed hem both
In nouther mosse nor lynge,
And Litulle Johne and Muche infere
Bare the letturs to oure kyng.
"Robin Hood And The Monk" by Andrew Lang
"I made hem zemen of the crowne,
And gaf hem fee with my hond,
I gaf hem grithe," seid oure kyng,
"Thorowout alle mery Inglond.
"Robin Hood And The Monk" by Andrew Lang
"Y ley forty shillings," seyde Lytyll John,
"To pay het thes same day,
Ther ys nat a man arnong hus all
A wed schall make hem ley."
"Robin Hood And The Potter" by Andrew Lang
If a dead leaf startle behind me,
I think 'tis your garment's hem,
And, oh, where no memory could find me,
Might I whirl away with them!
"The Broken Tryst" by James Russell Lowell
"I ponder o'er the sacred word,
I read the record of our Lord;
And, weak and troubled, envy them
Who touched His seamless garment's hem;
"The Chapel of the Hermits" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Near him she stole, rank after rank;
She feared approach too loud;
She touched his garment's hem, and shrank
Back in the sheltering crowd.
"The Woman Who Came Behind Him In The Crowd" by George MacDonald

In news:

Look down at your pant hems.
Fast Lane Classic Cars Hemmings Seller Since 1993.
This includes sourcing fabrics, cutting up sequins and ensuring that every cuff, hem, heel and neckline is the appropriate length and height.
Very interesting to learn about Quinoa from author Carolyn Hemming with Dave Kallaway & Stacy Cole on 95-5 WIFC.
Ideal Classic Cars Hemmings Seller Since 2011.
Arkansas Razorbacks cornerback Tevin Mitchel (8) and Arkansas Razorbacks safety Rohan Gaines (26) try to hem in LSU wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr (3) after a reception in the first half.
Before the retrofits , only one press brake had the tooling necessary to perform hemming.
So the operators had to move their parts to that one machine to make hems.
Stitched hem on the entire border adds life.
Use no-sew crafting supplies, such as iron-on hem tape or fabric glue.
Masterpiece Classic Cars Hemmings Seller Since 2011.
It is a beautiful turquoise lake hemmed in by snow-clad mountains.
The rope hem is used for attachment to other sheet metal parts.
(No, this does not refer to hemming your slacks.
Podium Auto Sales Hemmings Seller Since 2009.
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In science:

The group hLαn−1 , Lαn i ∼= Ω− (6, q) has an element z ′ with support hem , fmi and acting as −1 on this 2-space.
Presentations of finite simple groups: a quantitative approach
Furthermore we assume all the eigenstates |Em i to have been orthonormalised, hEm |Em′ i = δmm′ .
A Pedestrian Introduction to the Mathematical Concepts of Quantum Physics
Currently, over 400 extra-Solar planetary systems have been found; most of hem around main sequence stars, with a few tens found in wide binary systems.
Second generation planets
Hex describes the excitonic system, ˆHres represents a reservoir for the nonradiative damping of excitons, ˆHint is the exciton-photon interaction, and ˆHem describes the electromagnetic fields and a background dielectric medium as discussed in Ref. 64 and also used in Ref. 44.
Theoretical framework of entangled-photon generation from biexcitons in nano-to-bulk crossover regime with planar geometry
Hem , and can be derived by the standard transfer matrix method67 in the case of dielectric multilayers.
Theoretical framework of entangled-photon generation from biexcitons in nano-to-bulk crossover regime with planar geometry
Now given the set of super short edges, we need to find which of t hem lie in the satisfiable layer.
How to Play Unique Games against a Semi-Random Adversary
First, we need to generalize t hem to accommodate the parameter β that controls the cluster sizes.
Catching the k-NAESAT Threshold
The theoretical input enabled hem to quote a smaller error.
The Muon Anomaly: Experiment and Theory
For more about Haken-Matveev theory and its application to classical knot theory, see [Ha, Hem, Mat, HL].
Virtual Knots and Links
Hem] Hemion, G. (1992), The classification of knots and 3–dimensional spaces, (Oxford: Oxford Univ.
Virtual Knots and Links
Therefore, using the BBO pair E -A′ with the overlap function γEA′ = 0, we can check granularity of an isotropic background through the quantity (cid:10)(HEM (f )HA′M (f )∗ )2 (cid:11) that should vanish for a Gaussian background e.g. that generated at inflation.
Non-Gaussianity test for discriminating gravitational wave backgrounds around 0.1-1Hz
As we commented earlier, the ratio Q ≡ [(HEM H ∗ A′M )2 ]an/([HAM H ∗ A′M ]an )2 becomes order of unity for typical burst waveforms.
Non-Gaussianity test for discriminating gravitational wave backgrounds around 0.1-1Hz
Where evolution due to HEM and Hmatter have been absorbed in the the photonic and atomic operators, leaving Hint as the only remaining term in the Hamiltonian. hAngular momentum conservation is a consequence of the invariance of physics under rotations of the reference frame.
An introduction to one-way quantum computing in distributed architectures
This is in agreement with the equivalence principle: The effect of gravitational acceleration can be cancelled by a transformation to a suitable accelerated frame and therefore does not influence the energy levels. H0 describes the atom without external fields, Hem the Zeeman effect.
Constraints on Space-Time Torsion from Hughes-Drever Experiments
In this paper, we do this in the simplest fashion — given m < ω and α < β < λ, we let the m-walk from β to α along ¯e consist of the minimal walk from β to α using the C -sequence hem γ : γ < λi.
Getting more colors
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