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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Sewing & knitting
needlewomannee‧dle‧wom‧an /ˈniːdlˌwʊmən/ noun (plural needlewomen /-ˌwɪmɪn/) [countable]  DLHa woman who is good at sewing
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needlewomanThe anonymous donor, a needlewoman herself, hired it out to film studios in the 1940s.Just as she had been a conscientious dancer, she now became an equally conscientious needlewoman.For the more experienced needlewoman, hand-pleated deep headings can give the great satisfaction of creating beautiful curtains with a professional finish.With the easy-to-use tapes that are available, decorative headings need not present any difficulties to the inexperienced needlewoman.
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