Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.


This presser will save the hands from stains and other effects of the juices.

As to the presser, he is invariably a piece-worker, pure and simple.

"And I, for my part, don't see what wisdom there is to it," said the presser with a shrug.

Soon the little money we had was gone and to earn our bread he went to work in a tailor's factory as presser.

Make the foot to bear squarely on the needle plate, and the feed square to the presser foot.

Presser feet are made solid for ordinary purposes, although alternating feet can be fitted when desired.

Loosen the tension on the presser foot, use fine thread with light tension.

Stitching can be done more easily on the right of the presser foot with the bulk of the material lying to the left.

The chain is held taut, and weights applied to the presser on the beam while the latter is rotated.

When pressing always have the iron to the right on the table, the edge of the garment facing toward the presser.