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darning needle

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  1. a long needle with a long eye used in darning.
  2. Chiefly Northern and Western U.S. a dragonfly.
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Origin of darning needle

First recorded in 1755–65

Regional variation note

2. See dragonfly.
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British Dictionary definitions for darning needles

darning needle

  1. a long needle with a large eye used for darning
  2. US and Canadian a dialect name for a dragonfly
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