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featherstitch

[feth -er-stich] /ˈfɛð ərˌstɪtʃ/
noun
1.
an embroidery stitch producing work in which a succession of branches extend alternately on each side of a central stem.
verb (used with object)
2.
to ornament by featherstitch.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35; feather + stitch1
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British Dictionary definitions for featherstitch

featherstitch

/ˈfɛðəˌstɪtʃ/
noun
1.
a zigzag embroidery stitch
verb
2.
to decorate (cloth) with featherstitch
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