During one basketball outing last November, Obama was elbowed in the lip and given 12 stitches.
His drama on the way to winning Season One of Project Runway kept fans in stitches.
He was lucky his injuries were minor, the worst being the 40 stitches needed for the gash on his leg.
The hapless circus clown whose act opened the show soon had Weston and Caroline in stitches.
I was hooked up to an IV with stitches in my abdomen when they encountered each other.
"That was not the worst of it," continued Dame Brinker, knitting slowly and trying to keep count of her stitches as she talked.
Examining it carefully, she could see neither seam nor stitches.
They wore armor made of plates of black horn fastened together by stitches of red wool.
Knitted, in her own stitches and her own symbols, it will always be as plain to her as the sun.
Net five rows, then take a mesh a very little larger, and widen by netting two stitches in every stitch.
Old English stice "a prick, puncture," from Proto-Germanic *stikiz, from the root of stick (v.). The sense of "sudden, stabbing pain in the side" was in late Old English. Senses in sewing and shoemaking first recorded late 13c.; meaning "bit of clothing one is (or isn't) wearing" is from c.1500. Meaning "a stroke of work" (of any kind) is attested from 1580s. Surgical sense first recorded 1520s. Sense of "amusing person or thing" is 1968, from notion of laughing so much one gets stitches of pain (cf. verbal expression to have (someone) in stitches, 1935).
early 13c., "to stab, pierce," also "to fasten or adorn with stitches;" see stitch (n.). Related: Stitched; stitching.
A sudden sharp pain, especially in the side.
A single suture.