• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Hem- a blood-corpuscle
    • n Hem- the dynamics or theory of the circulation of the blood.
    • adj Hem- hē-ma-stat′ik serving to stop the flow of blood
    • n Hem- an organic principle derived from the colouring matter of logwood.
    • n Hem- hē′ma-tin a brown substance associated with hemoglobin in the blood
    • n Hem- hem′a-tīt (min.) a valuable ore of iron, consisting chiefly of peroxide of iron—its two chief varieties, Red Hæmatite and Brown Hæmatite
    • n Hem- a tumour containing blood.
    • n Hem- a dye obtained from the logwood-tree.
    • n Hem- the red substance in the red blood-corpuscles.
    • n Hem- a discharge of blood from the blood-vessels
    • n.pl Hem- dilated veins liable to discharge blood, esp. piles
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. haimorrhoideshaima, blood, rhein, to flow.


In literature:

He was hemmed in on every side.
"Marion's Faith." by Charles King
In turning a narrow hem the first fold must not be so deep as the second, in order that the hem may lie smoothly.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Household Science in Rural Schools" by Ministry of Education Ontario
For an ornamental hem, make a turning, 2 or 3 c/m.
"Encyclopedia of Needlework" by Thérèse de Dillmont
A great crowd of creatures similar to my captors hemmed us in.
"The Infra-Medians" by Sewell Peaslee Wright
It only remained to secure the cottage, coerce the school, and hem the sheets.
"Just Patty" by Jean Webster
An important object had attracted Captain Hemming to Madeira.
"The Three Lieutenants" by W.H.G. Kingston
And Jhesus seide to hem, Come yee after me; I shal make you to be maad fishers of men.
"The Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to prose. Volume III (of X) - Great Britain and Ireland I" by Francis W. Halsey
The city was hemmed in by an iron cordon.
"The Naval History of the United States" by Willis J. Abbot
The tidy has an inch wide hem and is about eleven inches wide and twelve long.
"The Art of Modern Lace Making" by The Butterick Publishing Co.
Four hills hemmed in the valley.
"Rookwood" by William Harrison Ainsworth

In poetry:

By faith I take the Lord for mine,
By sense I feel his love divine:
By that I touch his garment's hem,
By this find virtue thence to stream.
"The Believer's Principles : Chap. IV." by Ralph Erskine
It stood so proudly up upon its stem,
I knew no thought of fear,
And coming very near
Fell, overbalanced, to your garment's hem,
Tearing it down.
"Stupidity" by Amy Lowell
"Knowest thow Robyn Hode?" seyde the screffe,
"Potter, y prey the tell thou me;"
"A hundred torne y haffe schot with hem,
Under hes tortyll tree."
"Robin Hood And The Potter" by Andrew Lang
Ten laatsten kan geen enkle traan
Hem meer het stervend oog ontwellen,
En daaglijks smeekt hij d' Opperheer
Een eindpaal aan zijn smart te stellen.
"Edward En Emma" by Jan Jakob Lodewijk ten Kate
"Het ys fol leytell cortesey," seyde the potter,
"As y haffe harde weyse men saye,
Yeff a por yeman com drywyng ower the wey,
To let hem of hes gorney."
"Robin Hood And The Potter" by Andrew Lang
"The poor, the suffering poor,"—He said,
Who, from his garment's very hem
A healing virtue round him shed,—
"Shall have the Gospel preached to them."
"Hymns For Ordination and Installation IX" by John Pierpont

In news:

Buyer's Guide from Hemmings Muscle Machines.
Marked by a day of festive activities, blue skies, sunshine and an enthusiastic guest list of more than 200, Huber Engineered Materials (HEM), a division of the J.M.
Sarah Jessica Parker gets adventures with hem lines, as costumer Patricia Field gives her an airy white mini on the set of "Sex and the City 2".
Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) selected home energy management system (HEMS) devices to be subsidized as part of a program to promote HEMS.
The dresses should not be too short, with hems hitting, quote, "at or near knee length".
Are home energy management systems (HEMS) ready to move beyond the early adopter phase and achieve mainstream acceptance.
Hemmings Sports & Exotic Car Print Edition Archive.
Begin by hemming what will be the top edge of your bag, along the width.
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The 3rd Annual Hemmings New England Concours d'Elegance dazzles.
Suspense Thriller Directed by: Richard Lester Starring: Richard Harris, Omar Sharif, David Hemmings, Roy Kinnear, Shirley Knight, Ian Holm.
Feature Article from Hemmings Muscle Machines March, 2008.
Hemmings Muscle Machines Print Edition Archive.
As the name implies, HEM focuses on optimizing cutting efficiency to maximize material removal rate.
The Garrard attached to this 1962 Panther M120 for sale on Hemmings.com offers a windshield, convertible top, suspension, two seats, and even a bud vase.

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
According to the fundamental principles of quantum mechanics, states of the systems S and Em are given by normalized vectors (or density matrices) on Hilbert spaces HS and HEm , respectively, [2, 5]1 .
Infinite Products of Random Matrices and Repeated Interaction Dynamics
Observables AS and AEm of the systems S and Em are bounded operators forming von Neumann algebras MS ⊂ B(HS ) and MEm ⊂ B(HEm ).
Infinite Products of Random Matrices and Repeated Interaction Dynamics
We introduce distinguished reference states, given by vectors ψS ∈ HS and ψEm ∈ HEm .
Infinite Products of Random Matrices and Repeated Interaction Dynamics
The self-adjoint operators LS and LEm , called Liouvil le operators, act on HS and HEm , respectively.
Infinite Products of Random Matrices and Repeated Interaction Dynamics