• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Neeld A needle.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Neeld (Shak.) any slender, pointed instrument like a needle, as the magnet or movable bar of a compass, or for knitting, etching, &c.:
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Needle
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. nǽdl; Ger. nadel; cog. with Ger. nähen, to sew, L. nēre, to spin.


In literature:

Mr Neeld turned pink and murmured incoherent thanks; he felt like a traitor.
"Tristram of Blent" by Anthony Hope
I wis not how it befalleth, but thread a neeld can I never.
"In Convent Walls" by Emily Sarah Holt
SIR A. D. NEELD, =Bart.= =Portrait of Rembrandt=.
"Great Masters in Painting: Rembrandt van Rijn" by Malcolm Bell