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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Darn  \Darn\,  n. 
  A  place  mended  by  darning. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Darn  \Darn\,  v.  t. 
  A  colloquial  euphemism  for  {Damn}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Darn  \Darn\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Darned};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Darning}.]  [OE.  derne,  prob.  of  Celtic  origin;  cf  W.  darnio 
  to  piece,  break  in  pieces,  W.  &  Arm.  to  E.  tear.  Cf  {Tear}, 
  v.  t.] 
  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  (Zo["o]l.)  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}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  darn 
  n  1:  a  euphemism  for  `damn' 
  2:  something  of  little  value;  "it  is  not  worth  a  damn";  "not 
  worth  shucks"  [syn:  {damn},  {hoot},  {shit},  {shucks},  {tinker's 
  damn},  {tinker's  dam}] 
  v  :  repair  by  sewing,  esp.  of  socks 




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