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stitch

 (stĭch)
n.
1.
a. A single complete movement of a threaded needle in sewing or surgical suturing: made multiple stitches.
b. A single loop of thread or yarn made with an implement such as a sewing or knitting needle.
c. A single loop or knot of thread used in closing a wound or incision in surgery; a suture.
d. A way of arranging the threads in sewing, knitting, crocheting, or suturing: used a purl stitch.
2. A sudden sharp pain, especially in the side. See Synonyms at pain.
3. Informal An article of clothing: wore not a stitch.
4. Informal The least part; a bit: didn't do a stitch of work.
v. stitched, stitch·ing, stitch·es
v.tr.
1.
a. To fasten or join with stitches.
b. To mend or repair with stitches: stitched up the tear.
2. To decorate or ornament, as with stitches: "The sky was stitched with stars" (Mario Puzo).
3. To fasten together with staples or thread.
v.intr.
To make stitches; sew, knit, crochet, or suture.
Idiom:
in stitches Informal
Laughing uncontrollably.

[Middle English stiche, from Old English stice, sting; see steig- in Indo-European roots.]

stitch′er n.
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Adj.1.stitched - fastened with stitches
seamed - having or joined by a seam or seams
References in classic literature ?
She stitched slowly, but never did she cease from stitching.
But as she stitched on in silence, I noticed the sadness in her pleasant eyes and the droop of her mouth.
At the time that Louis the Just afforded this great example of equity, Percerin had brought up two sons, one of whom made his debut at the marriage of Anne of Austria, invented that admirable Spanish costume, in which Richelieu danced a saraband, made the costumes for the tragedy of "Mirame," and stitched on to Buckingham's mantle those famous pearls which were destined to be scattered about the pavements of the Louvre.
All the fingers and thumbs of the girl's hands had been carefully formed and stuffed and stitched at the edges, with gold plates at the ends to serve as finger-nails.
The discreet Mary Anne resumed her seat and her silence, and stitched, and stitched, and was stitching when the schoolmaster's shadow came in before him, announcing that he might be instantly expected.
They saw the trunk into planks, and sew them together with thread which they spin out of the bark, and which they twist for the cables; the leaves stitched together make the sails.
"It were well," muttered the most iron-visaged of the old dames, "if we stripped Madame Hester's rich gown off her dainty shoulders; and as for the red letter which she hath stitched so curiously, I'll bestow a rag of mine own rheumatic flannel to make a fitter one!"
'The whole town shall know of this!' And the little tailor hastened to cut himself a girdle, stitched it, and embroidered on it in large letters: 'Seven at one stroke!' 'What, the town!' he continued, 'the whole world shall hear of it!' and his heart wagged with joy like a lamb's tail.
Still his wife sighed, shook her head sorrowfully, and stitched on.
No prepossession for the mere antique (and in this case we can imagine no other prepossession) should induce us to dignify with the sacred name of poetry, a series, such as this, of elaborate and threadbare compliments, stitched, apparently, together, without fancy, without plausibility, and without even an attempt at adaptation.
Not so easy though, when in the daily worked tapestry of our lives, we've stitched ourselves up by saying the wrong words, or misjudged someone, or behaved in a way we now regret.
In most cases, the seams will be stitched with a standard 21/2" stitch length.