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 Meanings and Examples of NEEDLEWORK
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needlework
 n.  a creation created or assembled by needle and thread; work, such as sewing or embroidery, that is done with a needle
Classic Sentence:
1  Yes; odds and ends, needlework, crotchet-work, embroidery, and that kind of thing.
A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen
Get Context   In ACT I
2  She set up a great tambour frame in her room, and began to work on an enormous piece of fine needlework.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK II
3  In the first place heaven put it in my mind to set up a great tambour-frame in my room, and to begin working upon an enormous piece of fine needlework.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XIX
4  These could already read, write, and sew; and to them I taught the elements of grammar, geography, history, and the finer kinds of needlework.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII
5  Elizabeth took up some needlework, and was sufficiently amused in attending to what passed between Darcy and his companion.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 10
6  Nor had she ever seen her sit down without a bit of needlework in her hands, except at mealtime, while attending the sick or while working at the bookkeeping of the plantation.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
7  Scarlett O'Hara, the proudest of the proud, trying to sell needlework to the Yankees.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXV
8  The lamp on the table shed a quiet yellow glow on the four smooth heads bent to their needlework.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLV
9  "You used to carry your tobacco in a rubber pouch," said Edna, picking up the pouch and examining the needlework.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XXXIV
10  I laid down my pen, and Biddy stopped in her needlework without laying it down.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XVII
11  Peggotty at her needlework was as much at home with St. Paul's and the bit of wax-candle, as if they had never known any other roof.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 3. I HAVE A CHANGE
12  From my earliest infancy she seems to have been always employed in that class of needlework, and never by any chance in any other.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 8. MY HOLIDAYS. ESPECIALLY ONE HAPPY AFTERNOON
13  Seated, with her needlework or netting apparatus, at the window, she had a self-laudatory sense of correcting, by her ladylike deportment, the rude business aspect of the place.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER I
14  Eliza takes a piece of needlework from her basket, and begins to stitch at it, without taking the least notice of this outburst.
Pygmalion By George Bernard Shaw
Get Context   In ACT V
15  In the evening, after dinner, she generally embroidered in wool or did some convent needlework in the drawing-room, and Jean Valjean read beside her.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER V—THE ROSE PERCEIVES THAT IT IS AN ENGINE OF WAR
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