from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A needy person.
- v. Present participle of needle.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A needy person; a person who is in want.
- n. Needlework.
- n. The process of using a surgical needle.
He also delighted in needling O'Malley, apparently trying to disrupt the latter's eerily disciplined attachment to talking points stressing innovation, investment, education, and similar uplifting and visionary objectives.
A FRIEND WITH WHOM I HAVE A DAILY CORRESPONDENCE takes great pleasure in needling me on my, shall we say, adamantine position that we need to start fighting the First Terrorist War to win it and not as if we are engaged in a game of patty-cake.
And as Mortimer points out, more often than not, the people who do the needling are the ones who are lacking in elite university credentials themselves.
The Green Party national convention, scheduled to open here in a little more than two weeks, will certainly produce exactly that kind of needling chatter.
But the Church can keep 'needling' at some of the fundamental attitudes (just how did we get here, to a situation in which the unreality of a lot of our financial life simply spirals out of control?)
China says US is "needling" China with arms sales to Taiwan.
That angered Di Nickle, who has lived at the estates for 11 years and is tired of what he feels is undue "needling" of residents about minor issues.
The acupuncture points are specific locations where the Meridians come to the surface of the skin, and are easily accessible by "needling," Moxibustion, and Acupressure.
The acupuncture points are specific locations where the Meridians come to the surface of the skin, and are easily accessible by "needling,"
But they weren’t, and their needling was the least of his troubles.