devil's darning needle

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First Known Use of devil's darning needle

1809, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of devil's darning needle was in 1809

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“Devil's darning needle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/devil%27s%20darning%20needle. Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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