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seem stris

  • n  someone who makes or mends dresses

  • No doubt the sisters at the convent in Moulins, who took her in when she was 17, raised their eyebrows when the young woman left the seamstress job they had helped her get to try .
  • Before King and his movement, a tired and thoroughly respectable Negro seamstress like Rosa Parks could be thrown into jail and fined simply because she refused to give up her seat .
  • This former seamstress offers a lifeline to countless women in Iraq.
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  • On Biz for Friday, June 21
    Arikah Peacock and Agnes Coverstone have been friends and fellow belly dancers for years. In March, they finally got a chance to fulfill a dream when they and seamstress Susan Fortner opened Healing Arts Boutique and Studio at 952 E. Eldorado St., Suite 103.
    June 28, 2013 - Herald & Review
  • Amelida Quinones, 80, of New Bedford, seamstress
    Amelida Quinones of New Bedford, a seamstress, died Saturday at St. Luke’s Hospital after a period of declining health. She was 80. Mrs. Quinones was born in Aquadilla, Puerto Rico, and moved to the United States in 1952. She worked as a seamstress for several factories. Mrs. Quinones was a member of the Church of God. She enjoyed decorating her home with plants and flowers.
    June 25, 2013 - Boston Herald

  • Morgan Freeman in
    My grand-mother was a master seamstress, in Arkansas and Mississippi, so I have the connection to fine-tailored clothing,he told me. "She taught me to look for the workmanship, to see the stitches, to feel ......"
  • Robert Menendez in Focus News
    Robert Menendez, Democrat of New Jersey, said, "The point system would have prevented my own parents, a carpenter and a seamstress, from coming to this country."
  • Chazz Palminteri in Delaware County Daily Times
    I owe a lot to my Mom and Dad,Palminteri says. "My father worried every minute while I admired people who stole and killed for a living but lived more grandly than I did with my father as a bus driver and my mother as a seamstress. He...

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