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overcasting
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o·ver·cast·ing

 (ō′vər-kăs′tĭng)
n.
1.
a. The act of sewing raw edges of material with long, overlying stitches to prevent raveling.
b. The stitching so done.
2. The stitch used to overcast.
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Noun1.overcasting - a long whipstitch or overhand stitch overlying an edge to prevent ravelingovercasting - a long whipstitch or overhand stitch overlying an edge to prevent raveling
whipstitch, whipstitching, whipping - a sewing stitch passing over an edge diagonally
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