Definition of darning egg in English:

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darning egg

noun

An egg-shaped piece of wood or other smooth hard material used to stretch and support material being darned.
Example sentences
  • She had brought out her sewing basket and was darning socks, stretching the worn-through heels or toes over her darning egg and weaving them whole again with her needle and thread.
  • In earlier times, socks were mended with the use of a wooden darning egg, a practice rarely seen today.
  • I have a collection of wooden darning mushrooms which belonged to my grandmother who made socks.

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Syllabification: darn·ing egg

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