(sewing) A type of sewing machine designed to produce an overlock stitch and to cut the fabric as it stitches.
* 2008 , Shannon Okey, The Pillow Book: Over 25 Simple-to-Sew Patterns for Every Room and Every Mood ,
* 2008 , Madlyn Easley, Quick and Easy Window Treatments: 15 Easy-Sew Projects that Build Skills, Too ,
- If using a serger' instead of a sewing machine, remember to eliminate or otherwise take into account the seam allowances given to each pattern, or you may end up with a larger pillow than expected.' Sergers , which create a series of overlapping stitches on the actual edge of the fabric, cutting away the excess, do not require seam allowances.
* 2010 , Cait London, Instinctive Male ,
- If you have a serger , you can use it to finish fabric edges so they don't ravel, but the zigzag stitch on your regular machine works well, too.
- With that, Mikhail sat down to place spools of thread on the serger , studying the directions and clearly dismissing her.
* (type of sewing machine) overlock machine
One who carries a verge, or emblem of office.
(chiefly, British) A lay person who takes care of the interior of a church and acts as an attendant during services, where he or she carries the verge (or virge). An usher; in major ecclesiastical landmarks, a tour guide. In the United States, the office is generally combined with that of sexton.
(UK) An attendant upon a dignitary, such as a bishop or dean, a justice, etc.
- ‘We have often seen each other,’ said Little Dorrit, recognising the sexton, or the beadle, or the verger , or whatever he was, ‘when I have been at church here.’