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  • n  the leaf of a conifer
  • n  a slender pointer for indicating the reading on the scale of a measuring instrument
  • n  a sharp pointed implement (usually steel)
  • n  a stylus that formerly made sound by following a groove in a phonograph record
  • v  goad or provoke,as by constant criticism
    He needled her with his sarcastic remarks
  • v  prick with a needle

  • Despite campaign promises to do so, Obama has not lifted the federal funding ban on needle-exchange programs for drug addicts.
  • Ever since people began using phonographs for pleasure they have found their pleasure marred by the continual necessity of changing needles.
  • Both Mutrux and Jerry Schatzberg, who directed Needle Park, are too much absorbed by the mechanics of addiction.
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  • Paul Scholes in
    You've been sounding some very dire warnings about the economy in recent days. How close do you think the country is to a kind of economic catastrophe that you're warning them? I'm constantly trying to thread the needle between sounding alarmist... Barack Obama The Swamp - Tribune's Washington Bureau (blog) Feb 10, 2009 66965 89120 needle There is a bit of needle in every game these days, because the teams are so desperate to win," Scholes said in The Sun. "Gareth Southgate is a winner by nature. He will want his team to win every game and to perform well. Our manager is the...
  • Fred Foster in Washington Post
    It's a gift, being able to sense something unique in somebody, and that's what I aimed for, always,said Foster. "Anybody that dropped a needle on a groove of a Monument record, I wanted them to immediately know, `Oh, that's Dolly Parton,'...

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