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stich1

[stik]
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noun, plural stichs.
  1. a verse or line of poetry.

Origin of stich1

First recorded in 1715–25, stich is from the Greek word stíchos row, line, verse

stich2

[stik]
noun, plural stichs. Cards.
  1. the last trick, being of special scoring value in certain games, as pinochle or klaberjass.

Origin of stich2

< German: literally, sting; Old High German stih prick; see stitch
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Examples from the Web for stich

Historical Examples

  • Stich, stik, n. a verse or line of poetry, of whatever measure—used in composition: a row of trees.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 4 of 4: S-Z and supplements)

    Various

  • So that it has come to pass that we must say, 'In England, Catholics are hanged, and those not stich are burned.'

  • Numbers in brackets refer to the Teubner text of Stich, but the divisions of the text are left unaltered.

    Meditations

    Marcus Aurelius


British Dictionary definitions for stich

stich

noun
  1. a line of poetry; verse
Derived Formsstichic, adjectivestichically, adverb

Word Origin

C18: from Greek stikhos row, verse; related to steikhein to walk
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