backstitch

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an overlapping stitch made by starting the next stitch at the middle of the preceding one

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When I was high school senior in Alabama, I joined the French club, though my talents with the language were such that I passed French II only by doing extra credit work: I backstitched an industrial map of the country, France outlined in red thread, with little blue squares and little black triangles clustered along the Rhine, barely in France, where coal and bauxite were mined.