Definition of seam:
- A denomination of weight or measure.
- A line or depression left by a cut or wound; a scar; a cicatrix.
- A thin layer or stratum; a narrow vein between two thicker strata; as, a seam of coal.
- Grease; tallow; lard.
- Hence, a line of junction; a joint; a suture, as on a ship, a floor, or other structure; the line of union, or joint, of two boards, planks, metal plates, etc.
- The fold or line formed by sewing together two pieces of cloth or leather.
- The quantity of 120 pounds of glass.
- The quantity of eight bushels of grain.
- To become ridgy; to crack open.
- To form a seam upon or of; to join by sewing together; to unite.
- To make the appearance of a seam in, as in knitting a stocking; hence, to knit with a certain stitch, like that in such knitting.
- To mark with something resembling a seam; to line; to scar.
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- "The Everlasting Whisper", Jackson Gregory.
One of the female attendants of the palace, charged to sew up the cloth that contained the patient, having come to the neck, the fixed point where she was to finish her seam, made a knot according to custom; but as there was still remaining an end of thread, instead of cutting it as usual with scissars, she had recourse to the candle, which immediately set fire to the whole cloth.- "Paris As It Was and As It Is", Francis W. Blagdon.
- "A Beautiful Alien", Julia Magruder.