[need-l-kraft, -krahft] /ˈnid lˌkræft, -ˌkrɑft/
the art or practice of needlework
[need-l-fish] /ˈnid lˌfɪʃ/ noun, plural (especially collectively) needlefish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) needlefishes. 1. any of the family Belonidae, of warm seas and coastal fresh waters, having a sharp beak and needlelike teeth. 2. a pipefish. /ˈniːdəlˌfɪʃ/ noun (pl) -fish, -fishes 1. any ferocious teleost fish of the family Belonidae […]
- Needle fly
noun 1. a small stonefly of the genus Leuctra, whose rolled-up wings at rest give it a slender pointed appearance
/ˈniːdəlfʊl/ noun 1. a length of thread cut for use in a needle
- Needle in a haystack
An item that is very hard or impossible to locate, as in Looking for that screw in Dean’s workshop amounts to looking for a needle in a haystack. Originating in the early 1500s, with meadow instead of haystack, this metaphor exists in many other languages as well.