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  • n. Plural form of needlepoint.


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  • The spheres began to pulsate again in the manner I had observed before, and immediately this pulsating began I felt tiny needlepoints of ice pierce my brain.

    "He Who Shrank" by Henry Hasse, part 5

  • Etsy seller Radical Rags creates works in her shop to benefit victims of the Australian bushfires, and works that are eco-activist, such as alternative energy needlepoints and eco-goth stitch patterns.

    This is Craftivism! Some Examples of the Practice

  • This, the largest room in the house, was decorated with needlepoints of her own and her mother's and a dozen racks of spools-some dating back to the fifties and sixties.

    More Twisted Stories Vol II

  • Lukas herself had a comfortable home in Georgetown, a place filled with antique furniture, needlepoints and embroideries and quilts of her own design, an erratic wine collection, nearly five hundred books, more than a thousand CDs and her mixed-breed Labrador, Jean Luc.


  • He pared his thumb spurs to needlepoints with a penknife, while an immature Thienz ornamented with beads crouched at his feet, froglike limbs folded against its loins.


  • My son-in-law needlepoints and cross-stitches and hooks rug and carries them all the time.

    Oral History Interview with Roy Lee and Mary Ruth Auton, February 28, 1980. Interview H-0108. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007)

  • It transfixed them with the terrible thorns, which were now seen to be armed with needlepoints and to possess barbs like fish-hooks.

    The Skylark of Space

  • Shuddering at this recollection, Helmsley pressed on in the teeth of the blast, and a sudden shower of rain scudded by, stinging him in the face with the sharpness of needlepoints.

    The Treasure of Heaven A Romance of Riches

  • Page 114 surgery than forking a sleepy chum, or picking needlepoints out of a pretty seamstress's hand, now gracefully adapted the pliant bandage to the fractured limb, or drew the ruby with the lancet keen.

    Odd Leaves from the Life of a Louisiana "Swamp Doctor"

  • Inside their 1930s home, James and Betsy Schwartz freely juxtapose antique framed needlepoints by Betsy's grandmother with modern Eames chairs. rss feed

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