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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
Prince Hippolyte, who had been gazing at the vicomte for some time through his lorgnette, suddenly turned completely round toward the little princess, and having asked for a needle began tracing the Conde coat of arms on the table.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
SERGIUS (starting as if a needle had pricked him and interrupting Bluntschli in incredulous amazement).
Arms and the Man By George Bernard Shaw Context
Yet the stage was empty; only the cows moved in the meadows; only the tick of the gramophone needle was heard.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf Context
I did, at least; but I had my doubts of Peggotty, who was thoughtfully sticking her needle into various parts of her face and arms, all the time.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
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
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
And, to show the sharpness of their sight towards objects that are near, I have been much pleased with observing a cook pulling a lark, which was not so large as a common fly; and a young girl threading an invisible needle with invisible silk.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift Context
I have seen a white mare of our family thread a needle (which I lent her on purpose) with that joint.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift Context
Her hands were sunburnt and all dotted with freckles, her forefinger was hardened and lacerated with the needle; she wore a cloak of coarse brown woollen stuff, a linen gown, and coarse shoes.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo Context
Thus, against the wind, it has its cordage and its canvas; against the water, wood; against the rocks, its iron, brass, and lead; against the shadows, its light; against immensity, a needle.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo Context