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Duel Your Dual Nature With This Quiz On Geminis

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Loops are made by buttonholing very closely over several foundation threads, making the purl on the outside edge.
TEXTILES AND CLOTHINGKATE HEINTZ WATSON
Look closely into the wool-worked buttonholing at your blanket ends.
The ring with which to lift the lid is made by wrapping raffia three or four times over the finger, and then buttonholing it over.
Between two rows of buttonholing (dark on sampler) a single row of Oriental-stitch is worked.
ART IN NEEDLEWORKLEWIS F. DAY
The feathery stem (A) on the sampler is simply a buttonholing worked alternately from right to left and left to right.
ART IN NEEDLEWORKLEWIS F. DAY
The band at K is merely surface buttonholing over a series of slanting stitches.
ART IN NEEDLEWORKLEWIS F. DAY
Sir George in a corner is buttonholing Frederic and saddening him with last accounts of the Scapegrace.
APRIL'S LADYMARGARET WOLFE HUNGERFORD
The capsule of Tenon is opened below the external rectus by grasping it with forceps and buttonholing it with the scissors.
At the same time it is important to avoid buttonholing the septum by cutting into the opposite nostril.
I have never had the courage to solve my uncertainties by buttonholing a Frenchman and asking him what is the truth of the matter.

WORD OF THE DAY

derring-donoun | [der-ing-doo ]SEE DEFINITION