fagoting
or faggoting noun Date: 1885 1. an embroidery produced by pulling out horizontal threads from a fabric and tying the remaining cross threads into groups of an hourglass shape 2. an openwork stitch joining hemmed edges

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  • fagoting — or faggoting [fag′ət iŋ] n. 1. a kind of drawnwork or hemstitch with wide spaces 2. openwork decoration in which the thread is drawn in crisscross or barlike stitches across the open seam …   English World dictionary

  • Fagoting — Fagot Fag otv. t. [imp. & p. p. {Fagoted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Fagoting}.] To make a fagot of; to bind together in a fagot or bundle; also, to collect promiscuously. Dryden. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fagoting — /fag euh ting/, n. an openwork decoration of fabric in which thread is drawn in crisscross stitches across an open seam. Also, Brit., faggoting. [1880 85; FAGOT + ING1] * * * …   Universalium

  • fagoting — noun a) A decoration of a fabric achieved by removing threads and tying others into bunches b) The joining of hemmed edges of fabric with crisscrossed threads …   Wiktionary

  • fagoting — n. type of embroidery, type of stitching …   English contemporary dictionary

  • fagoting — fag·ot·ing …   English syllables

  • fagoting — fag•ot•ing [[t]ˈfæg ə tɪŋ[/t]] n. 1) clo openwork embroidery in which some horizontal threads are drawn from the fabric and the remaining vertical threads are gathered into groups and tied at their midpoint 2) clo a decorative sewing stitch in… …   From formal English to slang

  • fagoting — noun embroidery in which groups of parallel threads are tied together with fagot stitches • Syn: ↑faggoting • Hypernyms: ↑embroidery, ↑fancywork • Part Meronyms: ↑fagot stitch, ↑faggot stitch …   Useful english dictionary

  • fagoter — ˈfagəd.ə(r) noun ( s) : one that makes fagots or works with fagoting: as a. : one who sews together or decorates with fagoting by hand or by machine b. : a sewing machine attachment for making fagoting …   Useful english dictionary

  • faggot stitch — noun the stitch that ties a group of parallel threads together in fagoting • Syn: ↑fagot stitch • Hypernyms: ↑sewing stitch, ↑embroidery stitch • Part Holonyms: ↑fagoting, ↑faggoting …   Useful english dictionary

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