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needle fly

a small stonefly of the genus Leuctra, whose rolled-up wings at rest give it a slender pointed appearance
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  • Now that we were alone, it was necessary to make the needle fly.

    Tenting on the Plains Elizabeth B. Custer
  • But, no: down sat the shadow, and began to sew, making her needle fly like a real little seamstress.

    Aunt Jo's Scrap-Bag VI Louisa M. Alcott
  • And she picked up her work again, and made the needle fly faster than ever.

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