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 Meanings and Examples of NEEDLE
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needle
 n.  long, thin, sharp implement usually for piercing such as sewing, or knitting
Classic Sentence: (62 in 5 pages)
1  Mattie blushed to the roots of her hair and pulled her needle rapidly twice or thrice through her work, insensibly drawing the end of it away from him.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In V
2  She was busy with needle and scissors, altering a mourning dress that Mrs. Elsing had lent to Mrs. Meade.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XIV
3  Mose mended the uniform and I thought he did very well, considering that he'd never had a needle in his hand before the war.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XV
4  And how brave and silly to try her hand at making money by her needle.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXV
5  Handling her needle awkwardly, she jabbed it into her thumb and with a little scream of pain and annoyance that made them all jump, she squeezed it until a bright red drop appeared.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XLV
6  It's harder for speculators' money to get into the best parlors than for the camel to go through the needle's eye.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XLVIII
7  She held a line of tatting in her hands and she was driving the shining needle back and forth as furiously as though handling a rapier in a duel.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER LV
8  But only by the flashing needle and the delicate brows drawn down toward her nose did Melanie indicate that she was inwardly seething.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER LV
9  She mercifully had combs, mirrors, brushes, needle and thread ready.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER VI
10  They were thick, roughened with needle and hot iron and plow-handle.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXVIII
11  The original iron entered nigh the tail, and, like a restless needle sojourning in the body of a man, travelled full forty feet, and at last was found imbedded in the hump.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 3. The Spouter-Inn.
12  Though the body was erect, the head was thrown back so that the closed eyes were pointed towards the needle of the tell-tale that swung from a beam in the ceiling.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 51. The Spirit-Spout.
13  The magnetic energy, as developed in the mariner's needle, is, as all know, essentially one with the electricity beheld in heaven; hence it is not to be much marvelled at, that such things should be.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 124. The Needle.
14  Grandmother chuckled and drove her bright needle across a hole in Otto's sock.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: XIII
15  I had to do something with my hands; so I took up a needle off of the table and went to threading it.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XI.
Example Sentence: (33 in 3 pages)
16  The numerous rivers heart surface, threads a needle the line to suture sadly.
17  The needle on a compass always points to magnetic north.
18  A compass needle always points north.
19  The needle of the compass shows that we're facing south.
20  A fiddly task like threading a needle often makes you frown.
21  In this country, for instance, if you carry a clean needle the police are likely to arrest you for being a drug addict; a woman carrying a condom will be arrested as a prostitute, all of which just encourages the spread of the disease.
22  Did the needle pierce her flesh?
23  She took a new needle, waxed it carefully, threaded her needle with a steady hand.
24  A hypodermic needle and an air bubble can kill, but can you guarantee that kind of placement?
25  Passing a camel through the eye of a needle isn't an optimistic statement.
26  When you want an alignment that covers the whole length of both sequences, use needle.
27  She carried hypodermic needles and syringes in her bag.
28  All of these factor into the correct placement of the acupuncture needles.
29  In a forest, wet wood and needles attenuate the signals.
30  The needles that indicate your height are at the top right-hand corner.