a length of thread cut for use in a needle

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Examples from the Web for needleful

Historical Examples of needleful

  • I have a needle stuck in my dress now, with a needleful of thread.

    Latitude 19 degree

    Mrs. Schuyler Crowninshield

  • Take two or three threads from a strand of filoselle in your needle at once, and do not take too long a needleful.

  • When a needleful of worsted is finished leave the end hanging and start another.

  • Old Mis' Meade, translating this, held her breath and waited; but Amarita only sighed and took a needleful of thread.

  • "I didn't ask you," said Jane, biting off a needleful of thread as she had always been strictly forbidden to do.