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[pet-ee] /ˈpɛt i/

a small stitch used in embroidery.
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embroidery done on a canvas backing and resembling woven tapestry.
/ˈpɛtɪ ˈpɔɪnt; French pəti pwɛ̃/
Also called tent stitch. a small diagonal needlepoint stitch used for fine detail
work done with such stitches, esp fine tapestry


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