Needling: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases
Familiar Quotations NeedlingTo me a lush carpet of pine needles or spongy grass is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug.ndash;Helen KellerIt's like finding a needle in a stack of needles.ndash;Saving Private Ryan Use in Literature NeedlingTheirs was the hopeless task of sorting out civilian enemies from nationals, which, thanks to the complexity of modern international relations, is like picking needles from a haystack.ndash;Robert Herrick (1868-1938) in The World Decision.Methyl red is described as crystallizing in needles from glacial acetic acid; on recrystallization from toluene it separates in plates.ndash;James Bryant Conant (editor) in Organic Syntheses.The hydrochloride of methyl red is only sparingly soluble in cold water, and is apt to separate in blue needles if the acidity is not sufficiently reduced.ndash;James Bryant Conant (editor) in Organic Syntheses.A cow must be starving that would care to flavor her luncheon with the needles that the thistle bears.ndash;John Martin (editor) in The Romance of Rubber.He said the colors were pricked into the skin with needles, and that the operation was somewhat painful.ndash;Thomas Bailey Aldrich in The Story of a Bad Boy.In the evening, when we took our things into the tent, the housewife, with scissors, pins, needles, etc., had lain close against the compass.ndash;Roald Amundsen in The South Pole, vols 1 and 2.There is not a speck of rust on needles, scissors, knives, or anything else, although they have been exposed to much damp.ndash;Roald Amundsen in The South Pole, vols 1 and 2.Him one with stones, another with her nails, This with her teeth, with needles that, assails.ndash;Ludovico Ariosto in Orlando Furioso.But nothing better offering that they could do, they devoted themselves, late and early, to their needles, the proceeds of which rarely went over five dollars per week; for two years they continued to labour thus.ndash;T.S. Arthur in The Lights and Shadows of Real Life.
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