embroidery needle

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n embroidery needle a long needle with an eye large enough for heavy darning or embroidery thread
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Usage

In literature:

While Mrs. Ambrose arranged her embroidery, sucked her silk, and threaded her needle, she lay back gazing at the horizon.
"The Voyage Out" by Virginia Woolf
There was once a Darning-needle who thought herself so fine that she believed she was an embroidery-needle.
"The Yellow Fairy Book" by Various
Dasha was silent, picking at her embroidery canvas with her needle.
"The Possessed" by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Le Grange lay an embroidery frame, the needle set in a puffy red peony.
"The House of Mystery" by William Henry Irwin
Near the window, by my mother's side, sat a young woman, bending over an embroidery frame, threading a needle with red worsted.
"The Cross of Berny" by Emile de Girardin
For use in stamping any desired pattern upon goods for needle work, embroidery, etc.
"Burroughs' Encyclopaedia of Astounding Facts and Useful Information, 1889" by Barkham Burroughs
Lys rose too, her needles and embroidery falling to the floor.
"Famous Modern Ghost Stories" by Various
The Ladies' Complete Guide to Needle-Work and Embroidery.
"Atlantic Monthly,Volume 14, No. 82, August, 1864" by Various
The women are expert at embroidery, the gold and silver thread for which is procured from China, as well as their needles.
"The History of Sumatra" by William Marsden
Later there had come rolls of fine flannel and lawn, with gossamer thread and fairy needles and embroidery floss.
"Robin" by Frances Hodgson Burnett
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In news:

We had a lot of fun goodies on hand for embellishing, including wool felt and yarn for needle felting and applique, embroidery thread and many, many cute buttons.
To sew, use embroidery thread and a needle with a large eye.
Two-ply 80-doubles yarn for strength, single-needle tailoring, open collar, front and back darts, Red House engraved buttons and embroidery on the right sleeve placket.
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