thorough-stitch

adverb

Definition of thorough-stitch 

(Entry 1 of 2)

archaic

: all the way through obliged to go thorough-stitch with it— Bernard Mandeville

thorough-stitch

adjective
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variants: or thorough-stitched \ˈ⸗⸗ˌ⸗ \

Definition of thorough-stitch (Entry 2 of 2)

archaic

: thoroughgoing his book may properly be considered … a thorough-stitched digest and regular institute— Laurence Sterne

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History and Etymology for thorough-stitch

Adverb

probably from the phrase thorough stitch from thorough entry 2 + stitch, noun

Adjective

thorough-stitch from thorough-stitch; thorough-stitched from thorough-stitch entry 1 + -ed

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