- 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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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
- a line of poetry; verse
Word Origin for stich
C18: from Greek stikhos row, verse; related to steikhein to walk
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