overcast


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

overcast \o`ver*cast"\, a.
   1. (Meteorology) Completely or almost completely covered over
      with clouds; -- of the sky.
      [PJC]

   2. (Sewing) Sewn by overcasting.
      [PJC]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Overcast \O`ver*cast"\ ([=o]`v[~e]r*k[.a]st"), v. t.
   1. To cast or cover over; hence, to cloud; to darken.
      [1913 Webster]

            Those clouds that overcast your morn shall fly.
                                                  --Dryden.
      [1913 Webster]

   2. To compute or rate too high. --Bacon.
      [1913 Webster]

   3. (Sewing) To take long, loose stitches over (the raw edges
      of a seam) to prevent raveling.
      [1913 Webster]

   4. (Bookbinding) To fasten, as single sheets, by overcast
      stitching or by folding one edge over another.
      [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
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