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Shadow-stitch

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Shadow-stitch in lace-making, a very delicate kind of ladder-stitch used in fine open-work
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. sceadu; cog. with Old High Ger. scato, and perh. Gr. skotos, darkness, skia, shadow.

Usage

In literature:

As it was, we sat in dusk shadow, pretending to stitch away, but scarcely able to see.
"Curious, if True" by Elizabeth Gaskell
As it was, we sat in dusk shadow, pretending to stitch away, but scarcely able to see.
"The Grey Woman and other Tales" by Mrs. (Elizabeth) Gaskell
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