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sewing circle

a group, especially of women, meeting regularly to sew.
Origin of sewing circle
1840-50, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • She deals in the private transactions of the sewing circle, the quilting party, with all the arcana of the fair sex.

    Talkers John Bate
  • Mrs. Mayo and the doctor's wife championed the cause at sewing circle.

    Keziah Coffin Joseph C. Lincoln
  • She made them a constant theme of conversation at sewing circle and during her neighborly calls.

    The Jamesons Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  • "And a sewing circle for their wives," I added contemptuously.

    Amazing Grace Kate Trimble Sharber
  • When Mrs. Marvin Petrie was talking there was little other conversation at the sewing circle.

    Janice Day Helen Beecher Long
  • The ladies' sewing circle of the Union Church was to meet with Mrs. Day.

    Janice Day Helen Beecher Long
  • "I wonder what the ladies would say if you should wear them to the sewing circle," he said, humorously.

    Helping Himself Horatio Alger
  • One of them I read to the sewing circle; and part of the other.

    The Underground Railroad William Still
  • There isn't enough news in it to cause a thrill in a sewing circle.

    Homeburg Memories George Helgesen Fitch
  • After that I abandoned description, and confined myself to such intimate personal details as no sewing circle could find amusing.

    The Pool in the Desert Sara Jeanette Duncan

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