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stitch

 [stich]
1. a sudden transient cutting pain, generally in the flank.
2. a loop made in sewing or suturing; see suture (def. 2).

stitch

(stich),
1. A sharp, sticking pain of momentary duration.
2. A single suture.
3. Synonym(s): suture (2)
[A.S. stice, a pricking]

stitch

(stich)
1. a sudden, transient cutting pain.
2. a suture.

stitch

(stĭch)
n.
1. A sudden sharp pain, especially in the side.
2. A single suture.
v.
To suture.

stitch

Etymology: ME, stiche
1 a suture.
2 a sudden sharp pain.

stitch

Sports medicine Popular for a stabbing pain, often at the lower border of the ribcage. See Charley horse Surgery A popular term for a single suture, as in a wound needing 14 stitches. See Baseball stitch Vox populi A measure of a laceration's severity/bragging rights with others–eg, it required 5 stitches–yawn, 20 stitches–wow. !, 135 stitches–da-yammm!.

stitch

(stich)
1. A sharp, sticking pain of momentary or prolonged duration on the side of the torso, usually resulting from ischemia to abdominal muscles during exercise.
2. A single suture.
3. Synonym(s): suture (2) .
[A.S. stice, a pricking]

stitch

1. A SUTURE.
2. A brief, sharp pain in the abdomen or flank caused by severe or unaccustomed exercise, especially running.

stitch

a sharp, stabbing pain or spasm felt in the ribcage or abdomen, particularly on the right during exertion. The exact cause is unknown though insufficient blood flow and thus oxygen supply to the intercostal muscles or diaphragm has been implicated. While inconvenient and painful, a stitch has no medical significance.

stitch

(stich)
1. Sharp, sticking pain of momentary duration.
2. A single suture.
3. Synonym(s): suture (2) .
[A.S. stice, a pricking]

stitch,

n See suture.
stitch, blanket,
n See suture, blanket.
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Stippling.

stitch

a loop made in sewing or suturing.

stitch abscess
see stitch abscess.
References in classic literature ?
Peggotty darned away at a stocking as long as she could see, and then sat with it drawn on her left hand like a glove, and her needle in her right, ready to take another stitch whenever there was a blaze.
He felt a sort of stitch in his heart, and for a minute or two he could not hear what Hayward was saying.
Eliza takes a piece of needlework from her basket, and begins to stitch at it, without taking the least notice of this outburst.
The poor fellows had enough to do, and did their best, to reply to the demands of the customers in the absence of their master, leaving off drawing a stitch to knit a sentence; and when wounded pride, or disappointed expectation, brought down upon them too cutting a rebuke, he who was attacked made a dive and disappeared under the counter.
Elliot was imparting a new stitch in knitting to Mrs.
As for the Pumpkinhead, every stitch of his gorgeous clothing dripped water.
Furthermore, she was patently a weaponless Mary, for she wore no stitch of clothing that otherwise might have concealed a weapon.
cried Aunt Plenty, dropping a stitch in her surprise.
Diana showed me a new fancy crochet stitch her aunt over at Carmody taught her.
And when the season of frost comes on, stitch together skins of firstling kids with ox-sinew, to put over your back and to keep off the rain.
She's expecting her eighth baby any day now, and not a stitch has she ready for it.
Men say that a stitch in time saves nine, and so they take a thousand stitches today to save nine tomorrow.