The seamy side of British democracy was appropriately symbolized.
And the disclosure that Abedin is pregnant added an overlay of pathos to the seamy tale.
While some have sailed right past the seamy details, others have seen their careers damaged beyond repair.
Maybe he just needs time to blossom into the man who seduced the globe in the seamy '60s.
This is nudity as lifestyle, health, openness — not seamy or steamy.
The top gave one the instant impression of the seamy side of a volcano.
In fact, he was familiar with this seamy side of Providence.
Still, in these twenty years I have seen a great deal of the seamy side of the world.
Suppose you come to see the seamy side of me—as you do of everybody?
I have not sold furs for thirty years without knowing the seamy side of a Court robe.
c.1600, "least pleasant, worst," in figurative phrase seamy side, from seam + -y (2); the seamy side of a sewn garment being the less attractive, and thus typically turned in. The popularity of the figurative sense likely is due to its use by Shakespeare in "Othello" IV.ii.146: "Some such Squire he was That turn'd your wits the seamy-side without, And made you to suspect me with the Moore."