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.
But is it now too late to get the darning needle out to do what is necessary?
If hand quilting, baste using a darning needle threaded with approximately 18" of sewing thread.
If your elbows came through your jumper, your mother's darning needle put it right.
Place your egg upright in an egg box and carefully use a darning needle to create a small hole in the top.
And she sent me a copy of her book, Spinning Jenny and Devil's Darning Needle - both colloquial names for the beast - which is all about dragonflies and their association with man.
There is a reported case of self introduction of darning needle in urethra in an adult male for autoerotic purpose (3).
All you need is a darning needle, yarn or cotton thread doubled up - and the will power not to eat the popcorn as you thread it
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.