• WordNet 3.6
    • n overcasting a long whipstitch or overhand stitch overlying an edge to prevent raveling
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n overcasting A bookbinders' method of oversewing, in hemstitch style, the edges of a section of single leaves. It is done to give the section the pliability of folded double leaves.
    • n overcasting In sewing, oversewing two edges of a fabric by whipping them together.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Overcasting the action of the verb overcast: in bookbinding, a method of oversewing single leaves in hem-stitch style to give the pliability of folded double leaves
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In literature:

As the party proceeded, the sky became overcast, and the absence of the sun made the day much more agreeable.
"Three Expeditions into the Interior of Eastern Australia, Vol 1 (of 2)" by Thomas Mitchell
The sky had continued overcast although no rain fell after the evening of the 13th.
"Three Expeditions into the Interior of Eastern Australia, Vol 2 (of 2)" by Thomas Mitchell
The sky was heavily overcast and the night was very dark.
"The Abolitionists" by John F. Hume
Suddenly the sky was overcast with clouds, and a terrific storm burst upon the mountains, which prevented her brother's return.
"A Short History of Monks and Monasteries" by Alfred Wesley Wishart
Dunstan and his party had ridden some four or five hours, when the moon became overcast, and low peals of distant thunder were heard.
"Edwy the Fair or the First Chronicle of Aescendune" by A. D. Crake
The sun had not yet risen; the early morning was a little overcast.
"Northern California, Oregon, and the Sandwich Islands" by Charles Nordhoff
All their prospects were overcast.
"The Personal Life Of David Livingstone" by William Garden Blaikie
The night was dark, overcast, not a star.
"The Light That Lures" by Percy Brebner
The heavens now became suddenly overcast, and a thunder-storm soon rendered it impossible for even our best warriors to see their way.
"Monsieur Violet" by Frederick Marryat
Night was closing in and the sky was overcast.
"The Boy Inventors' Radio Telephone" by Richard Bonner

In poetry:

O children of banishment,
Souls overcast,
Were the lights ye see vanish meant
Alway to last,
Ye would know not the sun overshining the shadows and stars overpast.
"Hertha" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
Which is the dream, the present or the past?
The night of anguish or the joyous morn?
The long, long years with horrors overcast,
Or the sweet promise of the day new-born?
"For The Commemoration Services" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
If then these songs of mine might hope to last,
Which sing most sweetly when they sing of you,
Though queen and empress wore oblivion's hue,
Your loveliness would not be overcast.
"Partnership in Fame" by Robert Fuller Murray
For huge possessions render slack
The power we need to hold them fast;
Save when a quickened heart shall make
Our people one, to meet what blast
May blow from temporal heavens overcast.
"The Call" by George Meredith
Aye, father! hast thou come at last?
'Tis somewhat late to pray;
Life's crimson tides are ebbing fast,
They drain my soul away;
Mine eyes with film are overcast,
The lights are waning grey.
"The Three Friends" by Adam Lindsay Gordon
Hold tight, and tug at the straining oar,
For the wind is rising more and more:
Row like a man through the dashing brine!
Row on!--already the squall is past:
No more the sky is overcast;
Again the sun doth brightly shine.
"An April Squall" by E W Bowling

In news:

Walter Lee Overcast , master sergeant retired, 54, died Tuesday, Oct 9, 2012, of a massive stroke.
He was born in Murray, Ky. To the late Joe Hal and Shirley Jean Mohundro Overcast .
Morning Overcast Will Give Way to Mostly Sunny Skies and Warm Temperatures.
Overcast , chance of rain.
Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain.
Citi Field's soft opening underway despite overcast skies.
Overcast skies roll in Wednesday evening.
Overcast at Sunset Click to enlarge.
Overcast days are ideal for polarizers because they cut the reflections that rob your scene of color saturation.
The overcast sky had left the lake without color.
Overcast with early fog and eventual highs into the upper 60s.
Overcast in the morning, then partly cloudy with a chance of rain.
The day fit the description of "November" - overcast, low clouds, chill on the landscape.
Overcast with a chance of rain in the morning, then partly cloudy with a chance of rain.

In science:

Optical pointing is not possible during overcast weather conditions.
Evaluation of the ALMA Prototype Antennas
Feedback-controlled systems to reduce signal intensity at night or during overcast days have proven problematic with incandescent traffic signals because dimming an incandescent lamp also changes its color, and could create confusion to drivers about the color of a traffic signal.
Increasing Market Penetration of LED Traffic Signals in New York State: Review of Articles and Information on LED Traffic Signals