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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Hem \Hem\, interj. An onomatopoetic word used as an expression of hesitation, doubt, etc. It is often a sort of voluntary half cough, loud or subdued, and would perhaps be better expressed by hm.

Cough or cry hem, if anybody come. --Shak.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Hem \Hem\ (h[e^]m), pronoun [OE., fr. AS. him, heom, dative pl. of. h[=e] he. See {He}, {They}.] Them [Obs.] --Chaucer.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Hem \Hem\, noun An utterance or sound of the voice, hem or hm, often indicative of hesitation or doubt, sometimes used to call attention. "His morning hems." --Spectator.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Hem \Hem\, verb (used without an object) [[root]15. See {Hem}, interj.] To make the sound expressed by the word hem; hence, to hesitate in speaking. "Hem, and stroke thy beard." --Shak.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Hem \Hem\, noun [AS. hem, border, margin; cf. Fries. h[aum]mel, Prov. G. hammel hem of mire or dirt.]

1. The edge or border of a garment or cloth, doubled over and sewed, to strengthen it and prevent raveling.

2. Border; edge; margin. "Hem of the sea." --Shak.

3. A border made on sheet-metal ware by doubling over the edge of the sheet, to stiffen it and remove the sharp edge.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Hem \Hem\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Hemmed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Hemming}.]

1. To form a hem or border to; to fold and sew down the edge of. --Wordsworth.

2. To border; to edge

All the skirt about Was hemmed with golden fringe. --Spenser.

{To hem about}, {To hem around}, or {To hem in}, to inclose and confine; to surround; to environ. "With valiant squadrons round about to hem." --Fairfax. "Hemmed in to be a spoil to tyranny." --Daniel.

{To hem out}, to shut out. "You can not hem me out of London." --J. Webster.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

hem

noun

1: the edge of a piece of cloth; especially the finished edge that has been doubled under and stitched down; "the hem of her dress was stained"; "let down the hem"; "he stitched weights into the curtain's hem"; "it seeped along the hem of his jacket"

2: the utterance of a sound similar to clearing the throat; intended to get attention, express hesitancy, fill a pause, hide embarrassment, warn a friend, etc. [syn: {hem}, {ahem}]

verb

1: fold over and sew together to provide with a hem; "hem my skirt"

2: utter 'hem' or 'ahem'


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