Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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fiddle stitching ( fiddling )

A term applied somewhat inaccurately to a method of lacing, rather than stitching, executed by winding thread or cord in and around v-shaped cleats of slots sawn at regular intervals in the spine of the gathered sections. See also: SMYTH-CLEAT SEWING . (12 , 81 )

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