overcasts

All Verb Noun
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  • When we first called she had just passed her fourth birthday, and now overcasts from three to four pairs of pants every day. Cited from The Arena, by Various
  • The explosion blew out some stoppings and overcasts and also the side and end walls of the fan housing.
  • Due to its proximity to the Pacific Ocean, heavy fogs and low overcasts are common throughout the year, sometimes producing light drizzle.
  • Along with audio commentary, Overcasts can contain text, web links, graphics and arbitrary meta-data.
  • And should the river of our happy laughter Flow 'neath a sky no cloud yet overcasts, We will not fear the shadows coming after, But make the most of sunshine while it lasts. Cited from Yule-Tide in Many Lands, by Mary P. Pringle and Clara A. Urann
  • They say that a distant death is sometimes felt like the shadow and chill of a passing iceberg; and if this ominous feeling crosses a mind already saddened and embittered, it overcasts it with a feeling akin to despair. Cited from The House by the Church-Yard, by J. Sheridan Le Fanu
  • If it with anger overcasts the eye, And heaven's bright purity perversely blackens, Then zephyr-sighs straight scare the clouds away, And, changed to tears, dissolve them into rain. Cited from The Poems of Goethe, Transl. Edgar Alfred Bowring
  • Do not loose those rains thy wet Eyes, my Fair, unsurely threat; Do not, Sweet, do not so; Thou canst not have a single woe, But this sad and doubtful weatlier Overcasts us both together. Cited from Eyes of Youth, by Various
  • A mournful hue overcasts its lineaments; nevertheless, a correspondency is between the child by the grave, and that celestial orphan, whom I saw above; and the dimness of the grief upon the heavenly, is as a shadow or emblem of that which stains the beauty of the terrestrial. Cited from The Works of Charles and Mary Lamb, Vol. 2: Elia, by Charles Lamb
Root form of overcasts is overcast for both verb and noun.

Meaning of overcasts

  • noun A long whipstitch or overhand stitch overlying an edge to prevent raveling
  • noun A cast that falls beyond the intended spot
  • verb Make overcast or cloudy
    Fall weather often overcasts our beaches
  • verb Sew over the edge of with long slanting wide stitches
  • verb Sew with an overcast stitch from one section to the next
    overcast books