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sewing circle

a group, especially of women, meeting regularly to sew.
Origin of sewing circle
An Americanism dating back to 1840-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Mrs. Mayo and the doctor's wife championed the cause at sewing circle.

    Keziah Coffin Joseph C. Lincoln
  • They want to hold the monthly sewing circle here day after to-morrow!

    Jack the Hunchback James Otis
  • "And a sewing circle for their wives," I added contemptuously.

    Amazing Grace Kate Trimble Sharber
  • The ladies' sewing circle of the Union Church was to meet with Mrs. Day.

    Janice Day Helen Beecher Long
  • Why, she refuses all invitations, and hardly ever goes even to her sewing circle.

    Miss Theodora Helen Leah Reed
  • There isn't enough news in it to cause a thrill in a sewing circle.

    Homeburg Memories George Helgesen Fitch
  • One of them I read to the sewing circle; and part of the other.

    The Underground Railroad William Still
  • 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
  • It was their father who brought the news into their reading and sewing circle, one bright warm afternoon early in July.

    Mildred Keith

    Martha Finley
  • She joined a sewing circle which met twice a month chiefly I guess for the purpose of finding out about one another's husbands.

    One Way Out William Carleton

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