[ US /ˈsim/ ]
[ UK /sˈiːm/ ]
NOUN
  1. a stratum of ore or coal thick enough to be mined with profit
    he worked in the coal beds
  2. joint consisting of a line formed by joining two pieces
  3. a slight depression or fold in the smoothness of a surface
    ironing gets rid of most wrinkles
    his face has many lines
VERB
  1. put together with a seam
    seam a dress
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How To Use seam In A Sentence

  • We kept Mnemosyne for over two months, and never once did she misconduct herself or behave in an unseamanlike manner. Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 153, December 26, 1917
  • The overall seaminess of that enterprise is so underreported that just last week, one of the Post's own reporters felt like they had to obtain a quote in order to get the dictionary definition of "lobbyist" into their story. Peter Orszag's Move From The White House To Citigroup Should Definitely Trouble You
  • Women also frequently work in family businesses as shopkeepers and seamstresses.
  • An almost seam free marble floor can be inlaid with tracery, borders, natural mosaics and other patterns in an infinite number of ways.
  • This woman wore seamed nylons and kept smoothing her skirt. A ROOMFUL OF BIRDS - SCOTTISH SHORT STORIES 1990
  • He stopped the seamen and dock workers joining the strike, but he did not take too hard a line.
  • The art installation suggests the continuity and fragility of Mediterranean civilization, reminding us of the simultaneous remoteness and seamlessness of the past.
  • Onward they sailed along the south bank of the estuary, past the great sea-carved stone arches of “Île Percée” that made it an important seamark. Champlain's Dream
  • And then a high order of seamanship is required on our rounds. DOUBTFUL MOTIVES
  • And therefore (quod iterum moneo, licet nauseam paret lectori, malo decem potius verba, decies repetita licet abundare, quam unum desiderari) I would advise him that is actually melancholy not to read this tract of Symptoms, lest he disquiet or make himself for a time worse, and more melancholy than he was before. Anatomy of Melancholy
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