This (thanks to Adam) reminds me of my earlier "Ex oribus dei" post. So much for the "eye of the needle"!
NEE'DLE : noun ~ a small, slender instrument with a sharp point at one end and a hole for thread at the other; a piece of magnetized steel used as an indicator in the dial of a compass; "sharp as a needle" (lit. or fig.) ~ acute, observant; "needle in a haystack" ~ thing so buried or concealed as to make search for it seem hopeless; verb - to sew or pierce with a needle; to incite, irritate or prod someone into action.