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Definition: Darning last
, n. [AS. l[=a]st trace, track, footstep; akin to D.
leest a last, G. leisten, Sw. l["a]st, Dan. l[ae]st, Icel.
leistr the foot below the ankle, Goth. laists track, way;
from a root signifying, to go. Cf. Last
, v. i., Learn
A wooden block shaped like the human foot, on which boots and
shoes are formed.
The cobbler is not to go beyond his last. --L'Estrange.
, a smooth, hard body, often egg-shaped, put
into a stocking to preserve its shape in darning.
(d[aum]rn), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Darned
(d[aum]rnd); p. pr. & vb. n. Darning
.] [OE. derne, prob. of
Celtic origin; cf. W. darnio to piece, break in pieces, W. &
Arm. to E. tear. Cf. Tear
, v. t.]
To mend as a rent or hole, with interlacing stitches of yarn
or thread by means of a needle; to sew together with yarn or
He spent every day ten hours in his closet, in darning
his stockings. --Swift.
. See under Last
(a) A long, strong needle for mending holes or rents,
especially in stockings.
(b) (Zo["o]l.) Any species of dragon fly, having a long,
cylindrical body, resembling a needle. These flies are
harmless and without stings.
Note: [In this sense, usually written with a hyphen.] Called
also devil's darning-needle