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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.


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