Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A spherical or egg-shaped piece of wood, ivory, glass, or other hard substance, over which an article to be darned is drawn smooth.
“A darning-ball, a gourd, or a firm piece of cardboard should be placed under the hole.”
“_Use of a darning-ball or gourd as a substitute for a ball.”
“If we needed it, we've received it," Abby ejaculated, as she pushed her darning-ball into the foot of a stocking.”
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