darning needle definition

  • noun:
    • A long, large-eyed needle found in darning.
    • Northeastern, Upper Northern, & west U.S. See dragonfly. See Local Note at dragonfly.
    • Used except that as an idiom: A needle used for darning.
    • A large needle utilized for darning.
    • A damselfly, or a dragonfly that resembles one.
    • a lengthy needle with a large attention, utilized in darning.
    • slender-bodied non-stinging insect having iridescent wings being outspread at peace; grownups and nymphs feed on mosquitoes etc.
    • a long needle with an eye big enough for hefty darning or embroidery bond
  • verb-transitive:
    • Any species of dragon-fly, having a lengthy, cylindrical human anatomy, resembling a needle. These flies tend to be benign and without stings. [within feeling, frequently written with a hyphen.] Known as additionally devil's darning-needle.

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