a long needle with a long eye used in darning.
Chiefly Northern and Western U.S. a dragonfly.
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How to use darning needle in a sentence
At this minyit a lady standin' behind th' chair dhrove a darning needle through his coat tails.Mr. Dooley Says | Finley Dunne
See that damsel fly, the slender, smaller, pretty-colored darning-needle?Little Busybodies | Jeanette Augustus Marks and Julia Moody
He was nearly six feet already, with a long, thin body and head which amply justified his school nickname of 'the darning-needle.'Robert Elsmere | Mrs. Humphry Ward
There was a silence as she paused with the darning-needle in the air.
Fill into squab and then sew up with darning needle and stout string.Mrs. Wilson's Cook Book | Mary A. Wilson
British Dictionary definitions for darning needle
a long needle with a large eye used for darning
US and Canadian a dialect name for a dragonfly
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