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darning needle

noun
1.
a long needle with a long eye used in darning.
2.
Chiefly Northern and Western U.S. a dragonfly.
Origin
1755-1765
1755-65
Regional variation note
2. See dragonfly.
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Examples from the web for darning needle
  • Fill into squab and then sew up with darning needle and stout string.
  • Use common wrapping twine and a darning needle to fasten them.
British Dictionary definitions for darning needle

darning needle

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