seam [-s] n

OE 'to sow'.

  1. Ripple; flaw; rift.
  2. Joint; group of petals in a bud.
  3. Hem; stitching; line of stitches; edge where pieces of fabric are joined.
  4. Vein; stratum; deposit of ore.
  5. Row; furrow; [fig.] shift; accomplishment; time of productivity.
  6. Layer; vein.
  7. Bond; binding; [fig.] deathbed; grave site; cemetery plot.
  8. Chink; fissure; crack.