The Royal Spanish Academy (RAE ), in its dictionary, recognizes more than thirty meanings of the term needle , which comes from the Latin language. The first meaning refers to a elongated and small element that ends in tip and that, thanks to having a hole through which a thread can be passed, serves to knit, embroider or sew .
For example: "Today Grandma taught me to thread a needle", "Do not walk barefoot that I was sewing today and I dropped a needle that I could not find", “Do you have a needle and some thread? I need to sew a button on my shirt ”.
In the same way, we cannot ignore the existence of what is known as the Golden Needle Awards. These are two:
-First, in the Carnival of Cádiz and since 1991, this award is given to the participating group that surprises and captivates by their attire.
-Secondly, the Golden Needle is a recognition granted within the fashion sector in Spain. It was created in 2007 by the Ministry of Culture and aims to praise and praise the career and work of a creator in the world of design.
Certain hands and barbed They are also called needle. That is the case with the needles of the clock : “When the needles mark twelve o'clock, the registration period will close”.
In addition we can not forget the needle that becomes a fundamental piece of any turntable. Specifically, it is responsible for placing on the disk to start playing.
The hollow tube used coupled to a syringe to inject or extract liquids from a body It is called a needle. Usually made of stainless steel, these needles (known as Hypodermic needles ) are used to apply drugs or take blood samples from the body. To avoid contagion of diseases, needles must be disposable: they are only used once and then discarded.
Families of fishes and of birds and several species of plants They are also called needles. In Spain , on the other hand, the veal needle It is a gastronomic preparation that takes minced beef in a dough made with puff pastry. Following the feeding, it is known as needles at ribs from the front quarter of the cattle.
In recent times this type of meat, the needle, has experienced a great demand and is increasingly praised. That is because it is very juicy and even quite tender. In the same way, we cannot ignore the fact that it is considered great both for cooking and even for preparing it fried or grilled.
In this case, we can underline that there are many types of needles that exist, such as the following:
-The albardero, which are used to make saddles.
-The knitting, which have different thickness and diameter in each country.