A harness-needle, which is thicker and stronger than a sewing-needle, makes an excellent bar magnet.
A sewing-needle, first softened and flattened into a blade, then retempered and sharpened, gives me a most delicate scalpel.
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.
There was once upon a time a darning needle, that imagined itself so fine, that at last it fancied it was a sewing-needle.
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.