One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A seam in which raw edges are joined together on the outside of the work, using an oversewing stitch.
with object To sew together (two edges) with an overseam; = "oversew".
Late 19th century; earliest use found in The Manufacturer and Builder. From over- + seam<br>late 19th century; earliest use found in Harper's Bazar. From over- + seam.
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