darning needle

NOUN
  1. a long needle with an eye large enough for heavy darning or embroidery thread
  2. slender-bodied non-stinging insect having iridescent wings that are outspread at rest; adults and nymphs feed on mosquitoes etc.
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How To Use darning needle In A Sentence

  • He nodded abstractedly, went upstairs to the big, sunny sewing room, searched the family needlecase for a long stiff darning needle and extracted several rubber bands from the red cardboard box on the library table. A Son of the City A Story of Boy Life
  • I'm selling it with a plastic darning needle so people can relace the lace however they please. Archive 2009-09-01
  • Scrap wood, darning needles, string and sealing wax held his flimsy contraption together.
  • My mother used to call dragonflies “darning needles”…Darning needles would fly up and sew up the mouths of little children who talked too much. Logic 101: Gravity, radio, and library books « knitnut.net
  • Keep a bag handy. Slip a pencil, paper, articles or mail to read, clothing darning needle and thread.
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