Pearl stitch
Stitch Stitch, n. [OE. stiche, AS. stice a pricking, akin to stician to prick. See {Stick}, v. i.] 1. A single pass of a needle in sewing; the loop or turn of the thread thus made. [1913 Webster]

2. A single turn of the thread round a needle in knitting; a link, or loop, of yarn; as, to let down, or drop, a stitch; to take up a stitch. [1913 Webster]

3. [Cf. OE. sticche, stecche, stucche, a piece, AS. stycce. Cf. {Stock}.] A space of work taken up, or gone over, in a single pass of the needle; hence, by extension, any space passed over; distance. [1913 Webster]

You have gone a good stitch. --Bunyan. [1913 Webster]

In Syria the husbandmen go lightly over with their plow, and take no deep stitch in making their furrows. --Holland. [1913 Webster]

4. A local sharp pain; an acute pain, like the piercing of a needle; as, a stitch in the side. [1913 Webster]

He was taken with a cold and with stitches, which was, indeed, a pleurisy. --Bp. Burnet. [1913 Webster]

5. A contortion, or twist. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

If you talk, Or pull your face into a stitch again, I shall be angry. --Marston. [1913 Webster]

6. Any least part of a fabric or dress; as, to wet every stitch of clothes. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

7. A furrow. --Chapman. [1913 Webster]

8. An arrangement of stitches, or method of stitching in some particular way or style; as, cross-stitch; herringbone stitch, etc. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

{Chain stitch}, {Lock stitch}. See in the Vocabulary.

{Pearl stitch}, or {Purl stitch}. See 2nd {Purl}, 2. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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