Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Any one of various large needles or implements of like character used in ornamental needlework and similar processes. The chenille embroidery-needle has a large open eye and a sharp point; the worsted- or wool-work needle, for use with canvas, is usually blunt, and has the eye nearly as large as in the former. For embroidery on solid materials the needle is thin and sharp, and has a long narrow eye; for crochet-and tambour-work the so-called needle is in reality a hook.
“There was once a Darning-needle who thought herself so fine that she believed she was an embroidery-needle.”
“THERE was once a Darning-needle who thought herself so fine that she believed she was an embroidery-needle.”
“You, yourself, were born needle in hand -- the embroidery-needle. ”
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