“As well look for a needle in a haystack,” observed the far-seeing Bob.
We two, perched on the haystack, did not take the words at all with a kindly meaning.
An unkind report was afterwards circulated to the effect that he hid himself under a haystack.
Presently Ivan mounted on to the haystack and began to play.
Why, my dear mother, if you'd been a Boer woman you'd have potted at us from behind a haystack with the best of them.
And that would be worse than hiding behind a haystack—for the good of the service.
It is worse than looking for a needle in a haystack to hunt for a man in New York.
On a night like this we might as well look for a needle in a haystack.
The haystack must be stuck full of needles like the bran of a pin-cushion.
"It's like 'hunting for a needle in a haystack,'" she mourned.