setting-needle love

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A needle, fixed in a light wooden handle, used in setting the wings of insects in any desired position.

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Examples

  • She picked up the green-and-rose Pandorus, laid it on its back on a setting-block, affixed and pinned the oiled-paper strips, drew out the four wings with the setting-needle until they were symmetrical and the inner margin of the anterior pair was at right angles with the body.

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