sea needle


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Garfish \Gar"fish`\, n. [See Gar, n.] (Zool.)
   (a) A European marine fish (Belone vulgaris); -- called
       also gar, gerrick, greenback, greenbone,
       gorebill, hornfish, longnose, mackerel guide,
       sea needle, and sea pike.
   (b) One of several species of similar fishes of the genus
       Tylosurus, of which one species (T. marinus) is
       common on the Atlantic coast. T. Caribb[ae]us, a very
       large species, and T. crassus, are more southern; --
       called also needlefish. Many of the common names of the
       European garfish are also applied to the American
       species.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Sea needle \Sea" nee"dle\ (Zool.)
   See Garfish
   (a) .
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Needle \Nee"dle\ (n[=e]"d'l), n. [OE. nedle, AS. n[=ae]dl; akin
   to D. neald, OS. n[=a]dla, G. nadel, OHG. n[=a]dal,
   n[=a]dala, Icel. n[=a]l, Sw. n[*a]l, Dan. naal, and also to
   G. n[aum]hen to sew, OHG. n[=a]jan, L. nere to spin, Gr.
   ne`ein, and perh. to E. snare: cf. Gael. & Ir. snathad
   needle, Gael. snath thread, G. schnur string, cord.]
   1. A small instrument of steel, sharply pointed at one end,
      with an eye to receive a thread, -- used in sewing.
      --Chaucer.
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   Note: In some needles (as for sewing machines) the eye is at
         the pointed end, but in ordinary needles it is at the
         blunt end.
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   2. See Magnetic needle, under Magnetic.
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   3. A slender rod or wire used in knitting; a knitting needle;
      also, a hooked instrument which carries the thread or
      twine, and by means of which knots or loops are formed in
      the process of netting, knitting, or crocheting.
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   4. (Bot.) One of the needle-shaped secondary leaves of pine
      trees. See Pinus.
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   5. Any slender, pointed object, like a needle, as a pointed
      crystal, a sharp pinnacle of rock, an obelisk, etc.
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   6. A hypodermic needle; a syringe fitted with a hypodermic
      needle, used for injecting fluids into the body.
      [Informal]
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   7. An injection of medicine from a hypodermic needle; a shot.
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   Dipping needle. See under Dipping.

   Needle bar, the reciprocating bar to which the needle of a
      sewing machine is attached.

   Needle beam (Arch.), in shoring, the horizontal cross
      timber which goes through the wall or a pier, and upon
      which the weight of the wall rests, when a building is
      shored up to allow of alterations in the lower part.

   Needle furze (Bot.), a prickly leguminous plant of Western
      Europe; the petty whin (Genista Anglica).

   Needle gun, a firearm loaded at the breech with a cartridge
      carrying its own fulminate, which is exploded by driving a
      slender needle, or pin, into it. [archaic]

   Needle loom (Weaving), a loom in which the weft thread is
      carried through the shed by a long eye-pointed needle
      instead of by a shuttle.

   Needle ore (Min.), acicular bismuth; a sulphide of bismuth,
      lead, and copper occuring in acicular crystals; -- called
      also aikinite.

   Needle shell (Zool.), a sea urchin.

   Needle spar (Min.), aragonite.

   Needle telegraph, a telegraph in which the signals are
      given by the deflections of a magnetic needle to the right
      or to the left of a certain position.

   Sea needle (Zool.), the garfish.
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