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Noun: sewing needle  'sow-ing'nee-d(u)l
  1. A needle used in sewing to pull thread through cloth
     
  2. Slender-bodied non-stinging insect having iridescent wings that are outspread at rest; adults and nymphs feed on mosquitoes etc.
    - dragonfly, darning needle, devil's darning needle, snake feeder, snake doctor, mosquito hawk, skeeter hawk

Derived forms: sewing needles

Type of: needle, odonate

Encyclopedia: Sewing needle