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1A darning needle.
- ‘Cotton Darner Needles are long embroidery-type needles for mending, soft sculpture and doll making. For heavier needles with a larger eye, see yarn darners.’
- ‘Darners are long needles used for basting and darning with cotton.’
2A large slender-bodied dragonfly.
- ‘Green darners are one of nine long-distance migratory dragonflies in North America.’
- ‘Darners and other large dragonflies often emerge at night, when they are safer from predators.’
- ‘Common green darners (Anax junius) are large, strong flying dragonflies. Their average body size is three inches long.’
- ‘A green darner dragonfly is fitted with a tiny radio tag to help scientists study its migration.’
- ‘Green darners are large, showy dragonflies with silvery iridescent wings.’
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