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an embroidery stitch formed by twisting the thread around the needle, which is then inserted at nearly the same point it came through the material
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nounThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
A decorative embroidery stitch made by looping the thread two or more times around the needle, which is then inserted into the fabric.