- a verse or line of poetry.
Origin of stich1
First recorded in 1715–25, stich is from the Greek word stíchos row, line, verse
- 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
Stich, stik, n. a verse or line of poetry, of whatever measure—used in composition: a row of trees.
So that it has come to pass that we must say, 'In England, Catholics are hanged, and those not stich are burned.'Henry VIII And His Court
Numbers in brackets refer to the Teubner text of Stich, but the divisions of the text are left unaltered.Meditations
- a line of poetry; verse
C18: from Greek stikhos row, verse; related to steikhein to walk
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