1. present participle of darn#English|darn

darning (plural darnings)

  1. A repair#Noun|repair made by darn#Verb|darning.
    • 1839, Frances Trollope, chapter I, in The Widow Barnaby. [...] In Three Volumes, volume I, London: Richard Bentley, […], OCLC 465583499 ↗, page 15 ↗:
      Who has told of the turnings, the dyings, the ironings, the darnings, that have gone to make misses of ten pounds a-year pin-money look as smart as the squanderer of five hundred?

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