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stich

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

1
First recorded in 1715–25, stich is from the Greek word stíchos row, line, verse

stich

2
[stik]
noun, plural stichs. Cards.
  1. the last trick, being of special scoring value in certain games, as pinochle or klaberjass.
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Origin of stich

2
< German: literally, sting; Old High German stih prick; see stitch
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Historical Examples of stiches

  • Mr. Totton fell into an extreme payne of puntos (or stiches), soe that we thought he would presently have dyed.

    Diary of Richard Cocks Vol. I

    Richard Cocks


British Dictionary definitions for stiches

stich

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

Word Origin for stich

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