stich

1 [stik]
noun, plural stichs.
a verse or line of poetry.

Origin:
1715–25; < Greek stíchos row, line, verse

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stich

2 [stik]
noun, plural stichs. Cards.
the last trick, being of special scoring value in certain games, as pinochle or klaberjass.

Origin:
< German: literally, sting; Old High German stih prick; see stitch

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stich (stɪk)
 
n
a line of poetry; verse
 
[C18: from Greek stikhos row, verse; related to steikhein to walk]
 
'stichic
 
adj
 
'stichically
 
adv

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But the corruption and incompetence that permeates every stich of fabric holding this state together is beyond belief.
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