- stitch abscess,
- stitch in time, a,
- stitch up,
- stitch wheel,
Origin of stitching
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of stitch
Examples from the Web for stitching
The doctors in the field clinics always got her to do the stitching because she was so good at it.Ahdaf Soueif’s Cairo: Remembering A City Wracked By The Arab Spring|Ahdaf Soueif|January 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There she was—tomboyish and slight—beside her mother, who was stitching.
There was a scar that stretched across the top of her head that looked quite like the stitching on the top of a football.
Castle built geese with wings puffing out from their bodies by layering pieces of cardboard then stitching them together.
Sew one-half inch below this with stab stitch, trim material off close under this stitching.Make Your Own Hats|Gene Allen Martin
The shoemaker shifted the shoe he was stitching between his knees, putting the heel where the toe had been.Waysiders|Seumas O'Kelly
In this room folding, stitching, gathering and sewing (hand) is done.Women in the Printing Trades.|Various
Stitching the periosteum together obviates the latter to a certain extent.
She was there now, rocking in a dingy rocking-chair, stitching away by her open window.A Young Man in a Hurry|Robert W. Chambers
Word Origin for stitch
Old English stice "a prick, puncture," from Proto-Germanic *stikiz, from the root of stick (v.). The sense of "sudden, stabbing pain in the side" was in late Old English. Senses in sewing and shoemaking first recorded late 13c.; meaning "bit of clothing one is (or isn't) wearing" is from c.1500. Meaning "a stroke of work" (of any kind) is attested from 1580s. Surgical sense first recorded 1520s. Sense of "amusing person or thing" is 1968, from notion of laughing so much one gets stitches of pain (cf. verbal expression to have (someone) in stitches, 1935).
early 13c., "to stab, pierce," also "to fasten or adorn with stitches;" see stitch (n.). Related: Stitched; stitching.
In addition to the idiom beginning with stitch
- stitch in time, a
- in stitches
- without a stitch on