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  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Sack-needle a strong needle for sewing up packages
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In literature:

Then he sewed himself in the sack with one of the abbe's needles.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol III" by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton, Eds.
So they gave their sister some needles and put her in a sack and put the sack on one of the pack-bullocks.
"Folklore of the Santal Parganas" by Cecil Henry Bompas
This he also stuffed with hay and sewed with a bone needle to the big sack.
"Two Little Savages" by Ernest Thompson Seton
For sewing up the sacks, the planter needs a large peanut-sack needle and twine made purposely for this business.
"The Peanut Plant" by B. W. Jones
There are two kinds of sack-needles in general use.
"Philo Gubb Correspondence-School Detective" by Ellis Parker Butler
The needles were threaded and placed in convenient proximity to the sacks.
"Life in Dixie during the War" by Mary A. H. Gay