sewing machine

Definitions

  • Howe's sewing machine
    Howe's sewing machine
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sewing machine a textile machine used as a home appliance for sewing
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Wilson's sewing machine Wilson's sewing machine
Shoe sewing machine Shoe sewing machine

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Early sewing machines were destroyed by mobs or workers who felt their jobs were threatened by automation
    • Sewing machine a machine for sewing or stitching.
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Quotations

  • Marcel Pagnol
    Marcel Pagnol
    “My advice is to look out for engineers. They begin with sewing machines and end up with nuclear bombs.”

Usage

In literature:

But Corliss was soon attracted to other work, and the development of the sewing machine was left for the other inventor.
"American Men of Mind" by Burton E. Stevenson
There wasn't much in the room except beds and a sewing machine.
"Land of the Burnt Thigh" by Edith Eudora Kohl
Use of the needle and foot power sewing machines.
"The Making of a Trade School" by Mary Schenck Woolman
The first sewing machine was invented by Rev.
"Stories Of Georgia" by Joel Chandler Harris
Carry sewed fiercely, and sat at her machine for hours after Patty had gone to bed.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1907 to 1908" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
The drapers turned the dresses over to certain operators, who finished all machine sewing.
"Working With the Working Woman" by Cornelia Stratton Parker
Two men can work a harvester, one driving the machine while the other removes and sews up the bags.
"Wheat Growing in Australia" by Australia Department of External Affairs
One was working a sewing-machine, and in the alcove behind was their bedroom.
"Castellinaria and Other Sicilian Diversions" by Henry Festing Jones
The next morning we had the sewing-machine set up in the hotel office.
"Twenty Years of Hus'ling" by J. P. Johnston
She had always agreed with Matilda Tubbs that sewing-machines belonged in bedrooms.
"The Innocents" by Sinclair Lewis
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In news:

If you're considering buying a sewing machine, take care.
Sewing Machine Recalled Due To Fire Hazard.
Participants will need a sewing machine that has a regular foot and universal needle.
ABOUT HUSQVARNA VIKING ® HUSQVARNA VIKING ® premium sewing machines have been produced using world-renowned Swedish engineering since 1872 and have been bringing new sewing innovations to the marketplace for nearly 140 years.
This was not the first time I had used a sewing machine.
Sewing machine or needle and thread.
Sewing machine needle for vinyl.
Spend the day shopping for fabric, yarns, books, notions, sewing machines, buttons, and much more under one roof.
Owners Cheryl and Richard Dolby took over the quilting shop, formerly Quilters Outpost, in October 2009 and quickly went to work refreshing the space with improved fabric selection, class schedules and sewing machines.
Craft your own stylish window coverings?no sewing machine required.
With the only quilting machine of its type in the state of Michigan, a Bronson sewing shop has opened its doors.
"My husband got me a sewing machine for my birthday.".
Or sitting at a sewing machine at the front window in the living room, guiding fabric under a speeding needle.
My grandson sews — and, in fact, is the reason there is even a sewing machine in my house — and volunteered to help out.
Get a behind-the-scenes look at how the experts at the Good Housekeeping Research Institute evaluated sewing machines.
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In science:

He Likened a random graph to a sewing machine stitching together a space-time.
Event-Symmetric Physics
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