• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Seam-set a grooved punch used by tinmen
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. séamsíwian, to sew; Dut. zoom, Ger. saum.


In literature:

His gray trousers, buttoned up at the sides, were set off at the seams with patterns of black silk embroidery.
"Eugenie Grandet" by Honore de Balzac
He set the huge crojack, biggest of all sails, and challenged God or Satan to start a seam of it or all its seams.
"The Mutiny of the Elsinore" by Jack London
To set the rolls proceed as follows: Loosen the nut on the bottom of the seaming-roll pin.
"Every Step in Canning" by Grace Viall Gray
His cheeks were seamed and set like flint.
"Santa Claus's Partner" by Thomas Nelson Page
The figure that emerged from the bushes was thick-set and powerful, the strong face seamed and tanned by the wind, rain and sun of years.
"The Free Rangers" by Joseph A. Altsheler
Lass, since you be here, I pray you set a stitch in this seam in my coat.
"Giles Corey, Yeoman" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
He was a little, thick-set man with a seamed and tanned face.
"Masters of the Wheat-Lands" by Harold Bindloss
A place set apart for the boiling of pitch for the seams and bottoms of vessels.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
Wrinkles seamed his forehead; his eyes were deep-set and surrounded by lines.
"Starman's Quest" by Robert Silverberg
Those wide seams in the whitewashed ceiling must mean the cracks due to a set-in door.
"The Girl in the Mirror" by Elizabeth Garver Jordan

In news:

Seam to sew each fabric set together around the edges.