needle fly

  1. a small stonefly of the genus Leuctra, whose rolled-up wings at rest give it a slender pointed appearance

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How to use needle fly in a sentence

  • 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
  • Here Jessie sat down and began to make her bright little needle fly almost as swiftly as if it had been in a sewing-machine.

    Jessie Carlton | Francis Forrester
  • They were chattering in their vivacious way, and one of them was making her crochet needle fly as fast as her tongue.

    The Child in the Midst | Mary Schauffler Labaree
  • And she picked up her work again, and made the needle fly faster than ever.