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darning needle

A regional term for a dragonfly. Primarily heard in US. I hate going to the lake, what with all those darning needles and other bugs constantly flying into me!
See also: darn, needle
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That FB was a darning needle and measured eight cm (Fig no.
When I've used all my materials, or the rug is large enough, I tack the end of the braid, using a darning needle with heavy-duty thread.
And they've never even been near a darning needle since Howard's mum bought them from Cairds Haberdashers back in the 50s.
Jill's other books are Plants and Ferns Around Huddersfield which was published by Kirklees Council and Spinning Jenny and Devil's Darning Needle which was a book about a dragon flies in culture.
Take a darning needle or bodkin and press the eye on the flesh around the splinter.
When dry, use a hole punch - a cocktail stick or darning needle will do - to make a hole through which to thread your ribbon.
It was always a fact that most of these shops sold practically anything you could want, from a darning needle to the latest electrical gadget of the day.
AS AN amateur detective, I'm deeply intrigued by the extraordinary tale of the darning needle that passed through Derek Thompson's foot, and of the dedication to duty (as well as to the fee involved) that persuaded him to drive across country for a commentating gig at Sedgefield with the offending item still unwithdrawn.
It has also emerged that gardai will not be asking for an exhumation order for the body of the 1973 tot "Noeleen" who Niamh claims was her daughter - allegedly killed by her mother using a darning needle.
Niamh" claims her mother stabbed the newborn baby to death with a darning needle after she gave birth to the tot when she as just 11-years-old.
Other items include a darning needle from the girls' workroom and a blazer button, bearing the inscription "Turner's Hospital", dropped from a resident's jacket during the time when the trustees provided free outer clothing for the almspeople and schoolchildren.
For a cloth garment use a darning needle threaded with the lacing.
I remember one housemaid, a pretty girl called Jean Braithwaite, getting a darning needle in her knee as she cleaned.
Then that awful structure in Cardiff Road that looks like a cross between a javelin and a darning needle could be removed and replaced by Tommy's statue ``just like that''.
Position fabric shape on rice paper and score an outline 1/4 inch outside the fabric with a darning needle (a).