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1A stitch of thread or a wire staple passed through the fold of a magazine or booklet.
- ‘Depending on manuscript length and your chosen typeface, you select your book size, number of pages, hardcover or paperback, perfect-bound or saddle-stitch.’
- ‘The limitations of a saddle-stitched book shackle Business Week to a maximum of 364 pages.’
- ‘Another popular method of binding is the saddle stitch booklet.’
- ‘Saddle-stitch is generally less expensive and may be used to bind smaller books, up to a maximum of ninety-six pages.’
- ‘Volumes 3 and 4 were put out as saddle-stitched booklets.’
- 1.1[mass noun] (in needlework) a decorative stitch made with long stitches on the upper side of the cloth alternated with short stitches on the underside.
- ‘The seams of shoes were sewn in a variety of methods with either a single needle or two needles at the opposite ends of the same thread - a stitch known as ‘saddle stitch’.’
[with object] Sew with a saddle stitch:‘a short-sleeved white shirt, saddle-stitched round the collar’
- ‘Zalman King's Delta of Venus and its irredeemably adolescent auteur are hereby sentenced to six months saddle-stitching - by hand, with an ivory needle - leather-bound volumes of Lady Chatterley's Lover, which this wants to be, but isn't.’
- ‘Classic craftsman-ship and saddle-stitching - Tod's autumn/winter collection for 2003-04 mixes the designer's great sense of tradition with modern and sophisticated elements.’
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