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(in Wales and Ireland) another name for sea trout (sense 1)
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  • She didn't answer, but took up the sewin' in her lap and went to work on it.

    The Woman-Haters Joseph C. Lincoln
  • There's some things I can't bear to have in my neighborhood, and your kind of sewin' is one of 'em.

    The Woman-Haters Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Yes, yes, I see; sort of a sewin' circle without the sewin'.

    Mary-'Gusta Joseph C. Lincoln
  • That is, not in meetin' or sewin' circle or anything like that, or not out and out and open anywhere.

    Keziah Coffin Joseph C. Lincoln
  • I was talkin' about this at the sewin' society yesterday an' they all agreed with me.

  • He throws this off as casual as if he was tellin' about sellin' sewin' machines.

  • The sailors were clever with the needle, sketchin as well as sewin.

    Through Welsh Doorways

    Jeannette Augustus Marks
  • I have seen that colour in your cheeks when you sold me a sewin that shone in the dark.

    The Maid of Sker Richard Doddridge Blackmore
  • It's only a thrifle, but if you want to pay me, you could do a bit of sewin' for me.

    Paul the Peddler Horatio Alger, Jr.
  • “Look here, sewin,” I said, fast beginning to lose my temper.

    A Frontier Mystery Bertram Mitford

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