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Word of the Day 10/27/21 Armscye

Armscye (noun)
armscye [ ahrm-sahy, -zahy ]


noun
1. (especially in tailoring and dressmaking) the armhole opening in a garment through which the hand, and then the arm, passes, and to which a sleeve may be attached.

Also arms·eye [ahrmz-ahy].

Origin: First recorded in 1920–25; arm + scye “armhole” (originally Scots, Ulster dialect s(e)y, sie, of uncertain origin); reanalyzed by folk etymology as “arm's eye”

HOW TO USE ARMSCYE IN A SENTENCE
Fold and join under the arms, making the armscye of desired size.
HANDBOOK OF WOOL KNITTING AND CROCHET|ANONYMOUS

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