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darned

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

darned \darned\ adjective an intensifying expletive; a eupehmism for {damned}; as, for no darned reason at all.

Syn: blasted, blessed, damn, damned, deuced, goddam, goddamn, goddamned, gosh-darned. [WordNet 1.5]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Darn \Darn\ (d[aum]rn), verb (used with an object) [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}, verb (used with an object)] 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 thread.

He spent every day ten hours in his closet, in darning his stockings. --Swift.

{Darning last}. See under {Last}.

{Darning needle}. (a) A long, strong needle for mending holes or rents, especially in stockings. (b) (Zool.) 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}.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

darned

adjective

1: expletives used informally as intensifiers; "he's a blasted idiot"; "it's a blamed shame"; "a blame cold winter"; "not a blessed dime"; "I'll be damned (or blessed or darned or goddamned) if I'll do any such thing"; "he's a damn (or goddam or goddamned) fool"; "a deuced idiot"; "an infernal nuisance" [syn: {blasted}, {blame}, {blamed}, {blessed}, {damn}, {damned}, {darned}, {deuced}, {goddam}, {goddamn}, {goddamned}, {infernal}]


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