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sewing circle

a group, especially of women, meeting regularly to sew.
Origin of sewing circle
1840-50, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • In the afternoon, we drove back to Honolulu, and attended a sewing-circle at the house of one of the foreign residents.

  • But the destination of the work done by the sewing-circle—that is different.

    The Storm Centre Charles Egbert Craddock
  • The lady's fondness, and the gentleman's blindness, were topics ably handled at every sewing-circle in the town.

    The Story of a Bad Boy Thomas Bailey Aldrich
  • Gradually they drew me into a sewing-circle that was in existence then, and a reading club.

  • There fell a hush of awe over the sewing-circle, and even Miss Snob was a moment in bringing out her second.

  • I simply smiled vaguely, and asked where the sewing-circle was to be next week.

  • Did Captain Baynell attend the meeting of the sewing-circle?

    The Storm Centre Charles Egbert Craddock
  • The topic was not an uncongenial one to the members of the sewing-circle, who had really very little to talk about.

    A Bookful of Girls Anna Fuller
  • This view was propounded in a sewing-circle discussion and, leaking down to us through our mothers, greatly amused us.

  • They could not laugh at her: they could not sneer at gay deceivers and lovelorn damsels when she went to the sewing-circle.

    Not Pretty, But Precious John Hay, et al.

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