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sewing needle

noun
1.
Northern U.S. a dragonfly.
Regional variation note
See dragonfly.
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  • A harness-needle, which is thicker and stronger than a sewing-needle, makes an excellent bar magnet.

    How Two Boys Made Their Own Electrical Apparatus Thomas M. (Thomas Matthew) St. John
  • A sewing-needle, first softened and flattened into a blade, then retempered and sharpened, gives me a most delicate scalpel.

    More Hunting Wasps J. Henri Fabre
  • Mrs. Somerville covered one-half of a sewing-needle with paper, and exposed the other half to the violet rays.

  • A sewing-needle may be similarly kept floating, though its specific gravity is nearly eight times that of water.

  • The magnetic needle is supported by a sewing-needle stuck through a cork.

    How Two Boys Made Their Own Electrical Apparatus Thomas M. (Thomas Matthew) St. John
  • There was once upon a time a darning needle, that imagined itself so fine, that at last it fancied it was a sewing-needle.

    A Christmas Greeting Hans Christian Andersen
  • My sewing-needle, say I—my needle, or I will hang you as a scarecrow in my pea-patch, to frighten the sparrows out of it.

    Henry VIII And His Court Louise Muhlbach

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