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Other Seam Definition

[n] joint consisting of a line formed by joining two pieces
[n] a stratum of ore or coal thick enough to be mined with profit; "he worked in the coal beds"
[n] a slight depression in the smoothness of a surface; "his face has many lines"; "ironing gets rid of most wrinkles"
[v] join with a seam
[v] put together with a seam; "seam a dress"

Misc. Definitions

\Seam\ (s[=e]m), n. [See {Saim}.] Grease; tallow; lard. [Obs. or prov. Eng.] --Shak. Dryden.
\Seam\, n. [OE. seem, seam, AS. se['a]m; akin to D. zoom, OHG. soum, G. saum, LG. soom, Icel. saumr, Sw. & Dan. s["o]m, and E. sew. [root] 15
6. See {Sew} to fasten with thread.]
1. The fold or line formed by sewing together two pieces of cloth or leather.
2. Hence, a line of junction; a joint; a suture, as on a ship, a floor, or other structure; the line of union, or joint, of two boards, planks, metal plates, etc. Precepts should be so finely wrought together . . . that no coarse seam may discover where they join. --Addison.
3. (Geol. & Mining) A thin layer or stratum; a narrow vein between two thicker strata; as, a seam of coal.
4. A line or depression left by a cut or wound; a scar; a cicatrix. {Seam blast}, a blast by putting the powder into seams or cracks of rocks. {Seam lace}, a lace used by carriage makers to cover seams and edges; -- called also {seaming lace}. {Seam presser}. (Agric.) (a) A heavy roller to press down newly plowed furrows. (b) A tailor's sadiron for pressing seams. --Knight. {Seam set}, a set for flattering the seams of metal sheets, leather work, etc.
\Seam\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Seamed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Seaming}.]
1. To form a seam upon or of; to join by sewing together; to unite.
2. To mark with something resembling a seam; to line; to scar. Seamed o'?r with wounds which his own saber gave. --Pope.
3. To make the appearance of a seam in, as in knitting a stocking; hence, to knit with a certain stitch, like that in such knitting.
\Seam\, v. i. To become ridgy; to crack open. Later their lips began to parch and seam. --L. Wallace.
\Seam\, n. [AS. se['a]m, LL. sauma, L. sagma a packsaddle, fr. Gr. ?. See {Sumpter}.] A denomination of weight or measure. Specifically: (a) The quantity of eight bushels of grain. ``A seam of oats.'' --P. Plowman. (b) The quantity of 120 pounds of glass. [Eng.]

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