stump work


: embroidery with intricate padded designs or scenes in high relief popular especially in the 17th century

Word History

First Known Use

1904, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of stump work was in 1904

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“Stump work.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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