darning egg


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darning egg

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darning mushroom

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(Knitting & Sewing) a rounded piece of wood or plastic used in darning to support the fabric around the hole
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Sue brought in a darning egg with a sterling silver handle.
Nostalgia (literally, the ache to go home) certainly elicits poetry here, the poems filled with things of an earlier, dowdier American culture: a darning egg, deviled eggs, glycerin, a hall tree, "prelapsarian school picnics," sugar tongs, and "Walsh's, with its fancy grocery department.
While I worked on the face,'' said Courtier, ``the body supported a head that looked like a giant darning egg without any features except a peg for the nose.