verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of stitch
Examples from the Web for unstitched
Historical Examples of unstitched
The upper leather was unstitched and had to be sewn together.The Yellow Fairy Book
Leonora Blanche Alleyne Lang
This is partly due to their being sold in uncut, unstitched sheets which easily fall to pieces.
I kept out one for the payment of my passage, and then replaced the rest, and carefully pinned them into the unstitched lining.The Doctor's Dilemma
He belongs to what the Abb Sieys called "loose, unstitched minds."Windfalls
(AKA Alpha of the Plough) Alfred George Gardiner
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