sewing needle

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sewing needle slender-bodied non-stinging insect having iridescent wings that are outspread at rest; adults and nymphs feed on mosquitoes etc.
    • n sewing needle a needle used in sewing to pull thread through cloth
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Usage

In literature:

She threaded a needle and started to replace bad sewing with good.
"The Best Short Stories of 1917" by Various
The needle and thread should be suitable for the material to be sewed.
"Textiles and Clothing" by Kate Heintz Watson
Then he threaded his bone needle with the rabbit sinews and attempted to sew, but it would not go.
"An American Robinson Crusoe" by Samuel. B. Allison
Sewing was strongly, if not prettily, accomplished with such needles and thread as his ready ingenuity provided.
"As It Was in the Beginning" by Philip Verrill Mighels
Use a heavy needle and waxed linen cord for this sewing.
"Home Taxidermy for Pleasure and Profit" by Albert B. Farnham
In the sewing room the ladies were still plying needles that flashed in and out as if speed would save a life.
"The Blue Birds' Winter Nest" by Lillian Elizabeth Roy
What the sewing-machine is to the needle, the typewriter is to the pen.
"American Men of Mind" by Burton E. Stevenson
Ye hae sew'd that seam wi' a het needle and a burning thread.
"The Proverbs of Scotland" by Alexander Hislop
At any rate, the women soon learned to sew with the thread through the needle's eye.
"The Later Cave-Men" by Katharine Elizabeth Dopp
But, no: down sat the shadow, and began to sew, making her needle fly like a real little seamstress.
"Aunt Jo's Scrap-Bag VI" by Louisa M. Alcott
She tries to sew, but she pricks her finger, and throws away the needle, saying, 'The ways of the white people are not good!
"The Story of John G. Paton" by James Paton
The magnetic needle is supported by a sewing-needle stuck through a cork.
"How Two Boys Made Their Own Electrical Apparatus" by Thomas M. (Thomas Matthew) St. John
Limberleg had made herself a good needle out of bone and had sewed nice soft deer-skins into clothes for them, all ready for cold weather.
"The Cave Twins" by Lucy Fitch Perkins
But what interested Redbird most were the steel sewing needles and iron cooking pots and calico dresses and wool blankets.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
Before filling the body, sew up the tail, using short stitches and a round needle, if it is possible to push it through skin easily.
"Taxidermy" by Leon Luther Pray
Then taking needle and thread, she began basting them for sewing, a white and colored one together.
"Kristy's Rainy Day Picnic" by Olive Thorne Miller
If you could find me two, and a needle and cotton, and a thimble, I would sew them on for you.
"Anxious Audrey" by Mabel Quiller-Couch
The needle often broke under their bleeding fingers while sewing it.
"Tales from the German" by Various
This machine uses a common sewing needle, is very simple.
"The Invention of the Sewing Machine" by Grace Rogers Cooper
Fasten off, by drawing up these stitches with a needle and wool, to form the toe, and sew up the shoe at the sole.
"My Knitting Book" by Miss Lambert
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In poetry:

“So little a seam as ever she sews
Goes the needle into her mouth,
As big a bowl as ever she gets
Out is it drunk forsooth.
"Hafbur And Signy" by William Morris
Nor Taylors boast superior skill
In driving needles where they will;
For if a living seam they sew,
In dreadful anguish lurks a foe,
Will punish all their errors past,
And cause that seam to be their last.
"The Jealous Head" by William Hutton

In news:

Travis County deputies say a Manor man used needle and thread to sew the wounds of his girlfriend after beating her with a broomstick and holding her against her will.
Travis County deputies say a Manor man used needle and thread to sew the wounds of his girlfriend af.
A northeast Illinois man who used a needle and thread to sew his son's buttocks shut has taken a plea, according to the Sun Times Media Wire (STMW).
WWII's Secret Sewing Needle Bomb.
During World War II, British scientists developed a new and extremely lethal secret weapon: a bomb which released a cloud of sewing needle s, tipped with deadly poison.
Sewing needles that are used in this magic trick.
At the RARE booth, we received such an overwhelming response to the "sew-up" technique we featured onstage—putting up hair with a needle and thread —that I wanted to share the technique with you here.
The Nifty Needles Neighborhood Group of the American Sewing Guild Pittsburgh Chapter held their November meeting at the First Christian Church on Main Street.
Sewing machine or needle and thread.
Sewing machine needle for vinyl.
"Once you get the needle in, you can't hide it," Nyla Rysavy says as she guides a mitten under the presser foot of the vintage Singer sewing machine that, she suspects, might date to when "Grandpa Uber ran things out of his house.
Marty Tippin and his wife started AllThreads.com seven years ago, selling materials to embroiderers and others who like to work with needles and sewing machines.
Learn how to make your own, without a sewing machine, needle, or thread.
Or sitting at a sewing machine at the front window in the living room, guiding fabric under a speeding needle.
Use your sewing machine or a needle and thread, and sew the strips to corners of your duvet cover.
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