I saw Mitt Romney darning his socks in the night when there's nobody there, what does he care?
Around it are Michael Myers, darning his mask in preparation for the forthcoming Halloween 2.
The kerchief is made of fine Brussels net and the darning is done with India floss.
Then her mother looked up from the stockings she was darning.
Everything comes in useful, even fragments of darning wool, ravellings and basting threads!
Iris propped the book up against her basket and went on darning.
At home Salvina was always at work, darning and mending; never was there a defter needle.
Jim's mother looked thoughtfully at the sock she was darning.
Carol and Lark picked up their darning, and Connie bent earnestly over her magazine.
darning has a homely sound, but it is useful for more than mending.
"to mend" c.1600, perhaps from Middle French darner "mend," from darne "piece," from Breton darn "piece, fragment, part." Alternative etymology is from obsolete dern (see dern). Related: Darned; darning.
tame curse word, 1781, American English euphemism for damn, said to have originated in New England when swearing was a punishable offense; if so, its spread was probably influenced by 'tarnal, short for Eternal, as in By the Eternal (God), favorite exclamation of Andrew Jackson, among others. Related: darned (past participle adjective, 1806); darndest (superlative, 1844).
(also darned or darnfoolor derned or durned) Wretched; nasty; silly: sentimental songs, darnfool ditties, revival hymns
: She was darn excited
(also darn it or dern it or durn it) An exclamation of disappointment, irritation, frustration, etc: Darn, I've dropped my glockenspiel!
[1780s+; euphemism for damn, which is regarded by some as taboo; probably based on earlier darnation, ''damnation,'' attested by 1798]