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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.
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.
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
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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