darning needle

Definitions of darning needle
  1. noun
    a long needle with an eye large enough for heavy darning or embroidery thread
    synonyms: embroidery needle
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    type of:
    sewing needle
    a needle used in sewing to pull thread through cloth
  2. noun
    slender-bodied non-stinging insect having iridescent wings that are outspread at rest; adults and nymphs feed on mosquitoes etc.
    synonyms: devil's darning needle, dragonfly, mosquito hawk, sewing needle, skeeter hawk, snake doctor, snake feeder
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    type of:
    odonate
    large primitive predatory aquatic insect having two pairs of membranous wings
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