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 for seam
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Seam \Seam\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Seamed; p. pr. & vb. n.
     1. To form a seam upon or of; to join by sewing together; to
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     2. To mark with something resembling a seam; to line; to
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              Seamed o'er with wounds which his own saber gave.
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     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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Seam \Seam\ (s[=e]m), n. [See Saim.]
     Grease; tallow; lard. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] --Shak. --Dryden.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Seam \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] 156. See Sew to fasten with thread.]
     1. The fold or line formed by sewing together two pieces of
        cloth or leather.
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     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.
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              Precepts should be so finely wrought together . . .
              that no coarse seam may discover where they join.
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     3. (Geol. & Mining) A thin layer or stratum; a narrow vein
        between two thicker strata; as, a seam of coal.
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     4. A line or depression left by a cut or wound; a scar; a
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     Seam blast, a blast made 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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Seam \Seam\, v. i.
     To become ridgy; to crack open.
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           Later their lips began to parch and seam. --L. Wallace.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Seam \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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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: joint consisting of a line formed by joining two pieces
      2: a slight depression in the smoothness of a surface; "his face
         has many lines"; "ironing gets rid of most wrinkles" [syn:
         wrinkle, furrow, crease, crinkle, seam, line]
      3: a stratum of ore or coal thick enough to be mined with
         profit; "he worked in the coal beds" [syn: seam, bed]
      v 1: put together with a seam; "seam a dress"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  207 Moby Thesaurus words for "seam":
     abysm, abyss, ankle, arroyo, articulation, band, bed, bedding,
     belt, blaze, blaze a trail, blemish, blotch, bond, boundary,
     box canyon, brand, breach, break, butt, canyon, cavity, cervix,
     chalk, chalk up, chap, chasm, check, check off, chimney, chink,
     cicatrix, cicatrize, cleft, cleuch, clinch, closure, clough, col,
     connecting link, connecting rod, connection, couche, coulee,
     couloir, coupling, course, crack, cranny, crevasse, crevice, cut,
     cwm, dapple, dash, deck, defile, define, delimit, dell, demarcate,
     dike, discolor, ditch, donga, dot, dovetail, draw, elbow, embrace,
     engrave, excavation, fault, fissure, flaw, fleck, floor, flume,
     fracture, freckle, furrow, gallery, gap, gape, gash, gliding joint,
     gorge, groove, gulch, gulf, gully, hatch, hinge, hinged joint, hip,
     hole, impress, imprint, incision, interface, join, joining, joint,
     junction, juncture, kloof, knee, knuckle, layer, leak, ledge,
     level, line, link, lode, make a mark, mark, mark off, mark out,
     measures, miter, moat, mortise, mottle, neck, nick, notch, nullah,
     opening, overlayer, overstory, pass, passage, pencil, pepper,
     pivot, pivot joint, point, prick, print, punch, punctuate,
     puncture, rabbet, ravine, rent, riddle, ridge, rift, rime, rupture,
     scar, scarf, scarify, scissure, score, scotch, scratch, seal,
     shelf, shoulder, slit, slot, speck, speckle, split, splotch, spot,
     stage, stain, stamp, step, stigmatize, stitch, story, stratum,
     streak, striate, stripe, substratum, superstratum, suture,
     symphysis, tattoo, thickness, tick, tick off, tie rod, tier,
     toggle, toggle joint, topsoil, trace, trench, underlayer,
     underline, underscore, understory, understratum, union, valley,
     vein, void, wadi, weld, wrist, zone

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