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The ClueCoal stratum (4 letter answer)
NotesThe answer SEAM is seen frequently, appearing about once every 120 puzzles.
It's in stitches
Line of joining
Line of stitches
Part of a baseball
Place vulnerable to ripping
Suture formed in sewing
Tailor's meeting place
Thin layer of ore
Where ends meet
Line on a baseball
This comes before stress
This may be sewn fine
Where two pieces of fabric meet
DefinitionSEAM as a noun:
1. joint consisting of a line formed by joining two pieces
2. (wrinkle, furrow, crease, crinkle, seam, line) = a slight depression in the smoothness of a surface; "his face has many lines"; "ironing gets rid of most wrinkles"
3. (seam, bed) = a stratum of ore or coal thick enough to be mined with profit; "he worked in the coal beds"
SEAM as a verb:
1. put together with a seam; "seam a dress"