Smyth sewing

variants: or Smythe sewing \ ˈsmith-​ , ˈsmīth-​ \

Definition of Smyth sewing

: a mechanical method of attaching together the sections of books by means of thread passed through the folds

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History and Etymology for Smyth sewing

after David M. Smyth †1907 American inventor

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“Smyth sewing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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