Darn

Definition of Darn

Pronunciation: därn
v. t.1.To mend as a rent or hole, with interlacing stitches of yarn or thread by means of a needle; to sew together with yarn or thread.
[imp. & p. p. Darned (därnd); p. pr. & vb. n. Darning.]
He spent every day ten hours in his closet, in darning his stockings.
- Swift.
Darning last
See under Last.
Darning needle
a - A long, strong needle for mending holes or rents, especially in stockings.
b - (Zool.) Any species of dragon fly, having a long, cylindrical body, resembling a needle. These flies are harmless and without stings. [In this sense, usually written with a hyphen.] Called also devil's darning-needle.
n.1.A place mended by darning.
v. t.1.A colloquial euphemism for Damn.

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