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(in Wales and Ireland) another name for sea trout (sense 1)
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  • Learn 'em from the start, from cuttin' out the cloth to sewin' up the seams and makin' the last buttonhole.

    Drusilla with a Million Elizabeth Cooper
  • She didn't answer, but took up the sewin' in her lap and went to work on it.

    The Woman-Haters Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Ye think ye've a hard time o't, but there's waur things than sewin' jackets at thirteenpence the dizen.'

    The Guinea Stamp Annie S. Swan
  • Yes, yes, I see; sort of a sewin' circle without the sewin'.

    Mary-'Gusta Joseph C. Lincoln
  • All these rivers contain salmon, sewin (gleisiad) and trout in fair numbers, and are consequently frequented by anglers.

  • 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
  • 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
  • I was talkin' about this at the sewin' society yesterday an' they all agreed with me.

  • My wife worked alongside o' me sewin' new seats on the boys' pants, skimmin' milk and even helpin' me load hay.

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

    Through Welsh Doorways Jeannette Augustus Marks

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