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Pronunciation : Darn
Part of Speech : v.
Etymology : [OE. derne, prob. of Celtic origin; cf. W. darnio to piece, break in pieces, W. & Arm. to E. tear. Cf. Tear, v. t.]
Definition : Defn: 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. He spent every day ten hours in his closet, in darning his stockins. Swift. Darning last. See under Last. -- Darning needle. (a) A long, strong needle for mending holes or rents, especially in stockings. (b) (Zoöl.) Any species of dragon fly, having a long, cylindrical body, resembling a needle. These flies are harmless and without stings.

Note: [In this sense, usually written with a hyphen.] Called also devil's darning-needle.

t. [imp. & p. p. Darned; p. pr. & vb. n. Darning.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Darn
Part of Speech : n.
Definition : Defn: A place mended by darning.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Darn
Part of Speech : v.
Definition : Defn: A colloquial euphemism for Damn.

t.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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