Arrived at the palace, Saouy went in to the king, leaving Noureddin in the square, hemmed
in not only by Saouy's slaves but by the royal guard, who had great difficulty in preventing the people from rushing in and rescuing Noureddin.
Swordsmen came up in the rear, and they were soon hemmed
in on every side.
Soon we were hemmed
in with trees, which in places arched right over the roadway till we passed as through a tunnel.
as the ends of the line crept round the tangle of undergrowth and hemmed
the brute in.
We were hopelessly hemmed
in by the Black Smoke all that day and the morning of the next.
Oh, no, for when I had taken out the thread I required, I hemmed
the edges over again.