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knitting needle

noun
1.
either of two types of instruments used for hand knitting: a straight rod of steel, wood, plastic, etc., pointed at one or both ends, used in pairs, or a single curved, flexible rod with two pointed ends.
2.
any of various needlelike devices used in machine knitting.
Origin of knitting needle
1590-1600
1590-1600
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  • A knitting needle is good only you must be sure not to use a steel one.

    Roy Blakeley's Bee-line Hike Percy Keese Fitzhugh
  • Then she snapped up a knitting needle to open the cherished missive.

    Jane Allen: Center Edith Bancroft
  • Pass a wire or a knitting needle through the poles, and it will represent the axis of the sphere.

    Letters on Astronomy Denison Olmsted
  • They try to reform Society as an old lady might try to restore a broken down locomotive by prodding it with a knitting needle.

  • These posts must have holes drilled in them near the top for the knitting needle to pass through, and revolve freely.

    Toy-Making in School and Home Ruby Kathleen Polkinghorne and Mabel Irene Rutherford Polkinghorne
  • You can buy anything you want there, provided you want it second-hand, from a knitting needle to a ships anchor.

    Nasby in Exile David R. Locke
  • The best way to ascertain if dumplings are done is to thrust a knitting needle into them.

    Desserts and Salads Gesine Lemcke
  • Cover with water and cook until tender when pierced with a knitting needle.

    A Thousand Ways to Please a Husband Louise Bennett Weaver
  • Mrs. Matilda Pitman shook a knitting needle playfully at Kate.

  • Cook in boiling water until tender when pierced with a knitting needle.

    A Thousand Ways to Please a Husband Louise Bennett Weaver

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