Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A small steel wire having a point at each end, used in the leg of a drawing-compass in place of a fixed point.

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Examples

  • He wore shined needle-point boots and a long-sleeve print shirt tucked inside beltless white golf slacks; the hair on his chest grew onto the ironed-back lapels of his shirt.

    Rain Gods

  • He wore shined needle-point boots and a long-sleeve print shirt tucked inside beltless white golf slacks; the hair on his chest grew onto the ironed-back lapels of his shirt.

    Rain Gods

  • He wore shined needle-point boots and a long-sleeve print shirt tucked inside beltless white golf slacks; the hair on his chest grew onto the ironed-back lapels of his shirt.

    Rain Gods

  • In time, as we grew more accustomed to the darkness, we could make out very small, dim, elusive shapes moving about among those needle-point illuminations.

    First Men in the Moon

  • She could never handle fine work, even with needle-point, and her glamour seemed limited to only the broadest strokes.

    Shades of Milk and Honey

  • She could never handle fine work, even with needle-point, and her glamour seemed limited to only the broadest strokes.

    Shades of Milk and Honey

  • GUPTA: Yes, I mean one of the things is you're talking about a little puncture needle-point in the groin as opposed to an operation, so its less invasive for one thing.

    CNN Transcript Sep 2, 2004

  • And we below, we cannot think of the flux upwards, that flows from the needle-point of snow to the unutterable cold and death.

    Twilight in Italy

  • Millions of tiny needle-point jabs, intensifying whenever she moved.

    Deception Point

  • Millions of tiny needle-point jabs, intensifying whenever she moved.

    Deception Point

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