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thorough-stitch

adverb

Definition of thorough-stitch

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

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Origin and Etymology of thorough-stitch

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


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thorough-stitch

adjective \ " \
variants: or thorough-stitched

Definition of thorough-stitch

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

Origin and Etymology of thorough-stitch

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


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