Sevocation to Shabbiness

(Sev`o*ca"tion) n. [L. sevocare, sevocatum, to call aside.] A calling aside. [Obs.]

Sèvres blue
(Sè"vres blue`) A very light blue.

Sèvres ware
(Sè"vres ware`) Porcelain manufactured at Sèvres, France, ecpecially in the national factory situated there.

(Sew) n.[OE. See Sewer household officer.] Juice; gravy; a seasoned dish; a delicacy. [Obs.] Gower.

I will not tell of their strange sewes.

(Sew), v. t. [See Sue to follow.] To follow; to pursue; to sue. [Obs.] Chaucer. Spenser.

(Sew) v. t. [imp. Sewed ; p. p. Sewed, rarely Sewn ; p. pr. & vb. n. Sewing.] [OE. sewen, sowen, AS. siówian, siwian; akin to OHG. siuwan, Icel. sja, Sw. sy, Dan. sye, Goth. siujan, Lith. siuti, Russ, shite, L. ssuere, Gr. Skr. siv. &radic156. Cf. Seam a suture, Suture.]

1. To unite or fasten together by stitches, as with a needle and thread.

No man also seweth a piece of new cloth on an old garment.
Mark ii. 21.

2. To close or stop by ssewing; — often with up; as, to sew up a rip.

3. To inclose by sewing; — sometimes with up; as, to sew money in a bag.

(Sew), v. i. To practice sewing; to work with needle and thread.

(Sew) v. t. [&radic151 b. See Sewer a drain.] To drain, as a pond, for taking the fish. [Obs.] Tusser.

(Sew"age) n.

1. The contents of a sewer or drain; refuse liquids or matter carried off by sewers

2. Sewerage, 2.

(Sewe) v. i. To perform the duties of a sewer. See 3d Sewer. [Obs.]

(Sew"el) n. [Etymol. uncertain.] A scarecrow, generally made of feathers tied to a string, hung up to prevent deer from breaking into a place. Halliwell.

(Se*wel"lel) n. [Of American Indian origin.] (Zoöl.) A peculiar gregarious burrowing rodent native of the coast region of the Northwestern United States. It somewhat resembles a muskrat or marmot, but has only a rudimentary tail. Its head is broad, its eyes are small and its fur is brownish above, gray beneath. It constitutes the family Haplodontidæ. Called also boomer, showt'l, and mountain beaver.

(Sew"en) n. (Zoöl.) A British trout usually regarded as a variety (var. Cambricus) of the salmon trout.

(Sew"er) n.

1. One who sews, or stitches.

2. (Zoöl.) A small tortricid moth whose larva sews together the edges of a leaf by means of silk; as, the apple-leaf sewer (Phoxopteris nubeculana)

  By PanEris using Melati.

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