overcast

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overcast
  • noun
    Cloud covering a large part of the sky. (the planes found the target obscured by overcast)
    verb
    Cover with clouds or shade. (the pebbled beach, overcast with the shadows of the high cliffs)
    Stitch over (a raw edge) to prevent fraying. (finish off the raw edge of the hem by overcasting it)
    adjective
    (of the sky or weather) marked by a covering of grey cloud; dull. (a chilly, overcast day)
    (of the edge of a piece of fabric) sewn with long slanting stitches to prevent fraying. (Make new zipper stops by hand sewing a few overcast stitches on the edge of each tape just above the last tooth.)

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