as sharp as a needle

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  • sharp as a needle — acute, pointy …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sharp — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. cutting (see sharpness); distinct, well defined; abrupt, angular; pungent, penetrating; acute, keen; alert, smart, quick; elegant, smart. See visibility, pungency, wit, elegance. Ant., dull. n.… …   English dictionary for students

  • needle — n. & v. n. 1 a a very thin small piece of smooth steel etc. pointed at one end and with a slit (eye) for thread at the other, used in sewing. b a larger plastic, wooden, etc. slender stick without an eye, used in knitting. c a slender hooked… …   Useful english dictionary

  • needle-sharp — adjective a) Very sharp; as sharp as a needle b) (of a sound) very high pitched …   Wiktionary

  • sharp — {{11}}sharp (adj.) O.E. scearp cutting, keen, sharp, from P.Gmc. *skarpaz, lit. cutting (Cf. O.S. scarp, O.N. skarpr, O.Fris. skerp, Du. scherp, Ger. scharf sharp ), from PIE * (s)ker cut (Cf. Lett. skarbs sharp, M.Ir …   Etymology dictionary

  • needle — [nēd′ l] n. [ME nedle < OE nædl, akin to Ger nadel < IE base * (s)nē , *(s)nēi , to sew, spin > SNOOD, L nere, Gr nein, to spin] 1. a) a small, slender piece of steel with a sharp point at one end and a hole for thread at the other, used …   English World dictionary

  • Sharp — Sharp, n. 1. A sharp tool or weapon. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] If butchers had but the manners to go to sharps, gentlemen would be contented with a rubber at cuffs. Collier. [1913 Webster] 2. (Mus.) (a) The character [[sharp]] used to indicate that… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Needle — may refer to: Contents 1 Crafting 2 Botany 3 Geography 4 …   Wikipedia

  • 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[ a]hen to sew, OHG. n[=a]jan, L. nere to spin, Gr. ne ein, and perh. to E …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Needle bar — 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[ a]hen to sew, OHG. n[=a]jan, L. nere to spin, Gr. ne ein, and perh …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Needle beam — 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[ a]hen to sew, OHG. n[=a]jan, L. nere to spin, Gr. ne ein, and perh …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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