darning needle


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darn·ing needle

(där′nĭng)
n.
1. A long, large-eyed, often blunt needle used in darning.
2. Northeastern, Upper Northern, & Western US See dragonfly.

darning needle

n
1. (Knitting & Sewing) a long needle with a large eye used for darning
2. (Animals) US and Canadian a dialect name for a dragonfly

darn′ing nee`dle


n.
1. a long needle with a long eye used in darning.
2. Chiefly Northern and Western U.S. a dragonfly.
[1755–65]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.darning needle - a long needle with an eye large enough for heavy darning or embroidery threaddarning needle - a long needle with an eye large enough for heavy darning or embroidery thread
sewing needle - a needle used in sewing to pull thread through cloth
2.darning needle - slender-bodied non-stinging insect having iridescent wings that are outspread at restdarning needle - slender-bodied non-stinging insect having iridescent wings that are outspread at rest; adults and nymphs feed on mosquitoes etc.
odonate - large primitive predatory aquatic insect having two pairs of membranous wings
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darning needle

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It flew open, and there he stood in his dressing gown, with a big blue sock on one hand and a darning needle in the other.
Then they went up to make their request in due form, to the great delight of gentle Aunt Peace, who got quite excited with the fun that went on while they would yarn, looked up darning needles, and fitted out a nice little mending basket for her pupil.
You may tell Miss Smith that I forgot to make a memorandum of the darning needles, but she shall have some papers sent in next week; and she is not, on any account, to give out more than one at a time to each pupil: if they have more, they are apt to be careless and lose them.
Once upon a time there was a darning needle who was so full of airs and
The book's violence is contained in its title, and even more so in the cover illustration of a Roman darning needle implanted in a human pupil.
A small sea snail," he declared, "cooked and then prised out of the shell with a darning needle.
And they've never even been near a darning needle since Howard's mum bought them from Cairds Haberdashers back in the 50s.
Jill's other books are Plants and Ferns Around Huddersfield which was published by Kirklees Council and Spinning Jenny and Devil's Darning Needle which was a book about a dragon flies in culture.
80) Yarn or strong cotton (doubled up) Darning needle This should be enough to create at least three 1m garlands WHAT TO DO: Step one: Prepare the materials.
He has some fascinating stuff in there, including a fine collection of Robinsons golliwogs, nice old books and more china thimbles than you could shake a darning needle at.
When I was a kid, pomegranates were the only fruit you had to break into your mother's sewing kid for a darning needle in order to eat.