darning needle

a long needle with a long eye used in darning.
Chiefly Northern and Western U.S. a dragonfly.


2. See dragonfly.
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darning needle
1.  a long needle with a large eye used for darning
2.  (US), (Canadian) a dialect name for a dragonfly

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Example sentences
Fill into squab and then sew up with darning needle and stout string.
Use common wrapping twine and a darning needle to fasten them.
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