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  2  definitions  found 
 
  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]: 
 
  darned 
  adj  :  expletives  used  informally  as  intensifiers;  "he's  a  blasted 
  idiot";  "it's  a  blamed  shame";  "a  blame  cold  winter"; 
  "not  a  blessed  dime";  "I'll  be  damned  (or  blessed  or 
  darned  or  goddamned)  if  I'll  do  any  such  thing";  "he's 
  a  damn  (or  goddam  or  goddamned)  fool";  "a  deuced 
  idiot";  "tired  or  his  everlasting  whimpering";  "an 
  infernal  nuisance"  [syn:  {blasted},  {blame},  {blamed}, 
  {blessed},  {damn},  {damned},  {deuced},  {everlasting},  {goddam}, 
  {goddamn},  {goddamned},  {infernal}] 




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