Definition of devil's darning needle in English:

devil's darning needle

Syllabification: dev·il's darn·ing nee·dle

noun

North American
Another term for darner (sense 2).
More example sentences
  • When my grandmother was growing up, dragonflies were known as devil's darning needles and horse stingers, considered an annoyance by some, a danger by others.
  • Dragonflies are also known as devil's darning needles because of their supposed ability to stitch together the lips of the wicked.
  • Dragonflies, also known in some parts as mosquito hawks, horse stingers and devil's darning needles, dart through the Alaskan air, tiny helicopters in search of mosquitoes and other prey.

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