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Plain sewing


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Din dicționarul The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Plain \Plain\, a. [Compar. Plainer; superl. Plainest.] [F.,
     level, flat, fr. L. planus, perhaps akin to E. floor. Cf.
     Llano, Piano, Plan, Plane level, a level surface.]
     1. Without elevations or depressions; flat; level; smooth;
        even. See Plane.
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              The crooked shall be made straight, and the rough
              places plain.                         --Isa. xl. 4.
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     2. Open; clear; unencumbered; equal; fair.
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              Our troops beat an army in plain fight. --Felton.
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     3. Not intricate or difficult; evident; manifest; obvious;
        clear; unmistakable. "'T is a plain case." --Shak.
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     4.
        (a) Void of extraneous beauty or ornament; without
            conspicious embellishment; not rich; simple.
        (b) Not highly cultivated; unsophisticated; free from show
            or pretension; simple; natural; homely; common. "Plain
            yet pious Christians." --Hammond. "The plain people."
            --A. Lincoln.
        (c) Free from affectation or disguise; candid; sincere;
            artless; honest; frank. "An honest mind, and plain."
            --Shak.
        (d) Not luxurious; not highly seasoned; simple; as, plain
            food.
        (e) Without beauty; not handsome; homely; as, a plain
            woman.
        (f) Not variegated, dyed, or figured; as, plain muslin.
        (g) Not much varied by modulations; as, a plain tune.
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     Plain battle, open battle; pitched battle. [Obs.]
        --Chaucer.
  
     Plain chant (Mus.) Same as Plain song, below.
  
     Plain chart (Naut.), a chart laid down on Mercator's
        projection.
  
     Plain dealer.
        (a) One who practices plain dealing.
        (b) A simpleton. [Obs.] --Shak.
  
     Plain dealing. See under Dealing.
  
     Plain molding (Join.), molding of which the surfaces are
        plain figures.
  
     Plain sewing, sewing of seams by simple and common
        stitches, in distinct from fancy work, embroidery, etc.;
        -- distinguished also from designing and fitting garments.
        
  
     Plain song.
        (a) The Gregorian chant, or canto fermo; the prescribed
            melody of the Roman Catholic service, sung in unison,
            in tones of equal length, and rarely extending beyond
            the compass of an octave.
        (b) A simple melody.
  
     Plain speaking, plainness or bluntness of speech.
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     Syn: Level; flat; smooth; open; artless; unaffected;
          undisguised; frank; sincere; honest; candid; ingenuous;
          unembellished; downright; blunt; clear; simple;
          distinct; manifest; obvious; apparent. See Manifest.
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