Word derivation for "needle":
Basque = orratz, Finnish = neula
Miresua = nelatz
My previous Miresua conlang word for needle was arult, which was an alphabetic scramble. I try to make words look like a mix of Basque and Finnish nowadays.
The word needle doesn't appear in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, but needles, as in knitting-needles, can be found eight times in Through the Looking-Glass.
"Can you row?" the Sheep asked, handing her a pair of knitting-needles as she spoke.
"Yes, a little - but not on land - and not with needles -" Alice was beginning to say, when suddenly the needles turned into oars in her hands....