a needle with a long eye, used for embroidery and fine darning.
Origin of embroidery needle
First recorded in 1885–90
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There was once a Darning-needle who thought herself so fine that she believed she was an embroidery-needle.The Yellow Fairy Book
Leonora Blanche Alleyne Lang