Definition of Darning needle

1. Noun. A long needle with an eye large enough for heavy darning or embroidery thread.

Exact synonyms: Embroidery Needle
Generic synonyms: Sewing Needle



2. Noun. Slender-bodied non-stinging insect having iridescent wings that are outspread at rest; adults and nymphs feed on mosquitoes etc..

Definition of Darning needle

1. Noun. (&lit A needle used for darning) ¹

2. Noun. A large needle used for darning. ¹

3. Noun. A damselfly, or a dragonfly that resembles one. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Darning Needle

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darndests
darned
darneder
darnedest
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darnel
darnels
darner
darners
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darning egg
darning eggs
darning mushroom
darning mushrooms
darning needle (current term)
darning needles
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daroo
daroo tree
daroo trees
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darraign
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darraigns
darrain
darraine
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Literary usage of Darning needle

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1. The Harvard Classics by Charles William Eliot (1909)
"THE DARNING-NEEDLE THERE was once a darning-needle, who thought herself so fine, ... said the Darning-needle, and she drew a long thread after her, ..."

2. The Yellow Fairy Book by Andrew Lang (1906)
"said the Darning-needle to the Fingers who were holding her. ... said the Darning-needle as she drew a long thread after her; but there was no knot at the ..."

3. The Progressive Course in Reading by George I. Aldrich, Alexander Forbes (1900)
"There was once a darning needle who- thought herself so fine that she ... said the darning needle, drawing a long thread after her ; but there was no knot ..."

4. Child Classics: The Third Reader by Georgia Alexander (1918)
""That's vulgar work," said the Darning-needle. " I shall never get through. I'm breaking! I'm breaking !" And she really broke. " Now, it's quite useless," ..."

5. Hans Andersen's Stories by Hans Christian Andersen (1891)
"THERE was once a darning-needle, who thought herself so fine, she fancied she was a ... said the Darning-needle, and she drew a long thread after her, ..."

6. The Jones Readers by Grades by Lewis Henry Jones (1904)
"THE darning needle HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN, ... There was once upon a time a darning needle who thought herself so very fine that ..."

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