Sew (?), n.[OE. See Sewer household officer.]

Juice; gravy; a seasoned dish; a delicacy.

[Obs.]

Gower.

I will not tell of their strange sewes.
Chaucer.

 

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Sew, v. t. [See Sue to follow.]

To follow; to pursue; to sue.

[Obs.]

Chaucer. Spenser.

 

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Sew (?), v. t. [imp. Sewed (?); p. p. Sewed, rarely Sewn (); p. pr. & vb. n. Sewing.] [OE. sewen, sowen, AS. siowian, siwian; akin to OHG. siuwan, Icel. sja, Sw. sy, Dan. sye, Goth. siujan, Lith. siuti, Russ, shite, L. ssuere, Gr. , Skr. siv. &root;156. Cf. Seam a suture, Suture.]

1.

To unite or fasten together by stitches, as with a needle and thread.

No man also seweth a piece of new cloth on an old garment.
Mark ii. 21.

2.

To close or stop by sewing; -- often with up; as, to sew up a rip.

3.

To inclose by sewing; -- sometimes with up; as, to sew money in a bag.

 

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Sew, v. i.

To practice sewing; to work with needle and thread.

 

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Sew (?), v. t. [&root;151 b. See Sewer a drain.]

To drain, as a pond, for taking the fish.

[Obs.]

Tusser.

 

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