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sewing circle

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noun
  1. a group, especially of women, meeting regularly to sew.

Origin of sewing circle

An Americanism dating back to 1840–50
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  • But the destination of the work done by the Sewing-Circle—that is different.

    The Storm Centre

    Charles Egbert Craddock

  • Did Captain Baynell attend the meeting of the sewing-circle?

    The Storm Centre

    Charles Egbert Craddock

  • There fell a hush of awe over the sewing-circle, and even Miss Snob was a moment in bringing out her second.

  • This view was propounded in a sewing-circle discussion and, leaking down to us through our mothers, greatly amused us.

  • Gradually they drew me into a sewing-circle that was in existence then, and a reading club.