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sewing needle

noun
  1. Northern U.S. a dragonfly.
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Examples from the Web for sewing needle

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  • A sewing-needle, first softened and flattened into a blade, then retempered and sharpened, gives me a most delicate scalpel.

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    J. Henri Fabre

  • Mrs. Somerville covered one-half of a sewing-needle with paper, and exposed the other half to the violet rays.

  • A sewing-needle may be similarly kept floating, though its specific gravity is nearly eight times that of water.

  • There was once upon a time a darning needle, that imagined itself so fine, that at last it fancied it was a sewing-needle.

    A Christmas Greeting

    Hans Christian Andersen

  • A harness-needle, which is thicker and stronger than a sewing-needle, makes an excellent bar magnet.

    How Two Boys Made Their Own Electrical Apparatus

    Thomas M. (Thomas Matthew) St. John