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une aiguille

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une aiguille (ay-gwee) noun, feminine
  1. needle

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Also:
une aiguille de glace = an icicle
une aiguille de pin = a pine needle

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Expressions:

de fil en aiguille = "from thread to needle," one thing leading to another
une petite/grande aiguille = hour/minute hand (of clock)
discuter sur des pointes d'aiguilles = to split hairs
passer par le trou d'une aiguille = to accomplish something difficult
faire passer quelqu'un par le trou d'une aiguille = to intimidate someone
chercher une aiguille dans une botte de foin = to look for a needle in a haystack

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Proverb
L'on ne peut cacher aiguille en sac.
You can't hide a needle in a sack.


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