whipstitch

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n whipstitch a sewing stitch passing over an edge diagonally
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Whipstitch A small bit; esp., a small interval of time; an instant; a minute.
    • Whipstitch A tailor; -- so called in contempt.
    • Whipstitch Anything hastily put or stitched together; hence, a hasty composition.
    • Whipstitch (Agric) The act or process of whipstitching.
    • Whipstitch (Agric) To rafter; to plow in ridges, as land.
    • Whipstitch To sew by passing the thread over and over; to overcast; whip.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • whipstitch To sew over and over: especially used in bookbinding. Compare whip, transitive verb, 4.
    • whipstitch In agriculture, to half-plow or rafter.
    • n whipstitch In agriculture, a sort of half-plowing, otherwise called raftering.
    • n whipstitch A hasty composition.
    • n whipstitch Aparticle; the smallest piece.
    • n whipstitch A tailor: used in contempt.
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Usage

In literature:

Look how them spades turns up every whipstitch.
"The Black Pearl" by Mrs. Wilson Woodrow
It is exceedingly strong, while the old-fashioned whipstitching is not.
"Library Bookbinding" by Arthur Low Bailey
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In news:

Whipstitch Boat Shoe ($90) by Timberland , bonobos.com.
Frontier is a multi-stripe mid-weight wool with whipstitched edges.
The Brit IT label's Spring and Summer collection has arrived and boasts a technique called whipstitch.
The Brit IT label's Spring and Summer collection has arrived and it's simply lovely thanks to a technique called whipstitch.
En djärv blandning av texturer och färger ökar den exotiska styling av en högklackad sandal detaljerad med metall nitar och en whipstitched trim.
Using the floss, whipstitch around the edges, sewing the paws together.
Whipstitch Lounge 1000 Marietta Street Northwest Atlanta, GA 30318.
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