without a stitch

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj without a stitch without any clothing at all
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Usage

In literature:

Eliza takes a piece of needlework from her basket, and begins to stitch at it, without taking the least notice of this outburst.
"Pygmalion" by George Bernard Shaw
Knit the last stitch without a loop.
"Beeton's Book of Needlework" by Isabella Beeton
I have a butt of meal here, I saw his son to-day, too, without a stitch to his foot, poor boy.
"The Tithe-Proctor The Works of William Carleton, Volume Two" by William Carleton
Then she recommenced her stitching without a word.
"The Portion of Labor" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
A single piece of tape folded back as for a loop is stitched along all edges, making an opening without a lap.
"Textiles and Clothing" by Kate Heintz Watson
Yes, sir, it's a pair of socks, knit under the light of a tallow candle without the drappin' of a stitch.
"Old Ebenezer" by Opie Read
Carrying canvas in heavy squalls without starting a stitch.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
Fasten the thread without a knot, and when you finish, sew several stitches close together, and cut off the thread.
"The Ladies' Work-Table Book" by Anonymous
Now, when I want to make a pouch I do it in two minutes, without sewing a stitch.
"Boys and Girls Bookshelf (Vol 2 of 17)" by Various
Two coasters and a large yacht were running in for shelter without a stitch of canvas.
"A Republic Without a President and Other Stories" by Herbert Ward
He came back in a week to have the stitches taken out, but without the money.
"The Man from Archangel" by A. Conan Doyle
This stitch also makes a pretty star, using six points and finishing without the French knot.
"Handicraft for Girls" by Idabelle McGlauflin
Married without a stitch but store clothes.
"The Higher Court" by Mary Stewart Daggett
It was the greasiest little thing, without a stitch of clothes on!
"The Old-Fashioned Fairy Book" by Constance Cary Harrison
For a moment she stitched on without apparently noticing her niece's presence.
"Comrade Yetta" by Albert Edwards
I But the weather is mild and shall soon be without a stitch to the fig-tree flourisheth.
"Summer Cruising in the South Seas" by Charles Warren Stoddard
They got out of doors without Miss Somerville's even dropping a stitch from the raveled sleeve of care she was so industriously knitting.
"The Carter Girls" by Nell Speed
He left the future without a stitch of its dark mantle of uncertainty.
"Mrs. Maxon Protests" by Anthony Hope
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In news:

It took 50 stitches to convince Jane Lee that riding in a taxi without a seat belt is a bad plan.
Today's flame-stitch finds are whimsical, bright and can add a bit of pop — via wallpaper, textiles, even lamps — without overpowering.
True, they scamper around without a stitch of clothing.
It is a precise laser facelift technology that will reverse the signs of aging without scalpels, stitches, and scars while cutting down the risks, costs, and recovery time associated with a facelift .
Who says lawyers are just a bunch of dweebs without a stitch of creativity.
Tailoring the plant metabolome without a loose stitch.
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In science:

However, as it is a novel design, it will be important to acquire operational experience of a MAPS calorimeter. The second fabrication round in 2008 will produce larger sensors of size 20×20mm2 (limited by the size of a standard CMOS reticule without using stitching) in a dedicated run.
CALICE Report to the Calorimeter R&D Review Panel
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