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  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Whole-stitch a lace-making stitch used in filling
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. hál, healthy; Ice. heill, Ger. heil. By-form hale (1).


In literature:

There was not one false stitch in the whole job.
"Good Stories For Great Holidays" by Frances Jenkins Olcott
He looked at the workmanship; there was not one false stitch in the whole job; all was so neat and true, that it was quite a masterpiece.
"Grimms' Fairy Tales" by The Brothers Grimm
The whole beauty of Brussels lace depends upon the evenness of the stitches.
"Beeton's Book of Needlework" by Isabella Beeton
There were whole sets of many garments to make, and tucking and frilling and stitching were then slow processes.
"The Squire of Sandal-Side" by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
It was on a Sunday that the whole Battalion, bearing on their backs every stitch of their kit, repaired to the E.S.R.
"The Fifth Battalion Highland Light Infantry in the War 1914-1918" by F.L. Morrison
His stitch had cost the "Firm" a whole field already.
"Follow My leader" by Talbot Baines Reed
In some ancient specimens the design is worked in feather stitch, and the whole ground in cushion stitch.
"Handbook of Embroidery" by L. Higgin
He will not be willing that you should be shut up for a whole week for taking long stitches, or for treading on a flower.
"Seek and Find" by Oliver Optic
You've made me drop a whole row of stitches.
"Hepsey Burke" by Frank Noyes Westcott
A ROW, means the stitches from one end of the needle to the other; and a ROUND, the whole of the stitches on two, three, or more needles.
"The Ladies' Work-Table Book" by Anonymous
Besides having to live in such sorry fashion, the whole household were forced to stitch and paste these tracts together.
"The Child's Book of American Biography" by Mary Stoyell Stimpson
But she is methodical, and would die rather than make one false stitch in a whole acre of canvas.
"Airy Fairy Lilian" by Margaret Wolfe Hamilton (AKA Duchess)
So he had: the whole seat of his trousers was buckskin coarsely stitched in place.
"The Pike's Peak Rush" by Edwin L. Sabin
Four whole rows all round and none stitches dropped.
"Nurse Heatherdale's Story" by Mary Louisa Molesworth

In news:

As they sew the pieces into a whole, so they stitch themselves into the patchwork of a community.
Part 1 covers "The Stitches" and discusses colorwork, cables, lace, bling, and a whole lot of other techniques, like Kitchener stitch for four different knit -purl combinationa.

In science:

If stitching is not possible, then one can take a series of pictures either of the whole cell or randomly selected regions.
Gold particle quantification in immuno-gold labelled sections for transmission electron microscopy