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

Seam \Seam\, noun [AS. se['a]m, LL. sauma, L. sagma a packsaddle, fr. Gr. ?. See {Sumpter}.] A denomination of weight or measure. Specifically: (a) The quantity of eight bushels of grain. "A seam of oats." --P. Plowman. (b) The quantity of 120 pounds of glass. [Eng.]

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

Seam \Seam\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Seamed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Seaming}.]

1. To form a seam upon or of; to join by sewing together; to unite.

2. To mark with something resembling a seam; to line; to scar.

Seamed o'er with wounds which his own saber gave. --Pope.

3. To make the appearance of a seam in, as in knitting a stocking; hence, to knit with a certain stitch, like that in such knitting.

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

Seam \Seam\ (s[=e]m), noun [See {Saim}.] Grease; tallow; lard. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] --Shak. --Dryden.

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

Seam \Seam\, noun [OE. seem, seam, AS. se['a]m; akin to D. zoom, OHG. soum, G. saum, LG. soom, Icel. saumr, Sw. & Dan. s["o]m, and E. sew. [root] 156. See {Sew} to fasten with thread.]

1. The fold or line formed by sewing together two pieces of cloth or leather.

2. Hence, a line of junction; a joint; a suture, as on a ship, a floor, or other structure; the line of union, or joint, of two boards, planks, metal plates, etc.

Precepts should be so finely wrought together . . . that no coarse seam may discover where they join. --Addison.

3. (Geol. & Mining) A thin layer or stratum; a narrow vein between two thicker strata; as, a seam of coal.

4. A line or depression left by a cut or wound; a scar; a cicatrix.

{Seam blast}, a blast made by putting the powder into seams or cracks of rocks.

{Seam lace}, a lace used by carriage makers to cover seams and edges; -- called also {seaming lace}.

{Seam presser}. (Agric.) (a) A heavy roller to press down newly plowed furrows. (b) A tailor's sadiron for pressing seams. --Knight.

{Seam set}, a set for flattering the seams of metal sheets, leather work, etc.

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

Seam \Seam\, verb (used without an object) To become ridgy; to crack open.

Later their lips began to parch and seam. --L. Wallace.

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

seam

noun

1: joint consisting of a line formed by joining two pieces

2: a slight depression in the smoothness of a surface; "his face has many lines"; "ironing gets rid of most wrinkles" [syn: {wrinkle}, {furrow}, {crease}, {crinkle}, {seam}, {line}]

3: a stratum of ore or coal thick enough to be mined with profit; "he worked in the coal beds" [syn: {seam}, {bed}]

verb

1: put together with a seam; "seam a dress"


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