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Piece (verb)

Bed cover, English, early 19th century. Pieced silk and cotton. Bed cover, English, early 19th century. Pieced silk and cotton. Copyright Victoria and Albert Museum, London, acc. no. T.75-1937.

According to the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, the verb 'to piece' means: 'to mend, make whole or complete by adding a piece or pieces; to patch.' The verb has also taken on a related meaning in the terms 'piecework' or 'pieced patchwork', which is a form of patchwork that is made by sewing together small, geometric shapes cut out of stiffish paper or card, which are covered in cloth. 

V&A online catalogue (retrieved 29 June 2016).

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