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I have not come to bandy pleasant speeches, or hollow professions.

But the Commander-in-Chief must not tarry to bandy compliments.

The people in the street smiled as we stopped our bandy, got out, and went in.

A little child was lifted out of the bandy, and laid in her arms.

There was some delay about a bandy, but at last it was ready and standing at the door.

We cannot bandy words with Nature, or deal with her as we deal with persons.

Master Udal, the minister, was not a man to bandy compliments.

Bandy Jim did not wait for the eager question on the tip of my tongue.

I flung Bandy Jim a piece of gold and told him I would see him again.

Here they have "bandy" matches, ski-ing, and tobogganing, as well as other winter games.

WORD ORIGIN

1570s, "to strike back and forth," from Middle French bander, from root of band (n.2). The sense apparently evolved from "join together to oppose," to opposition itself, to "exchanging blows," then metaphorically, to volleying in tennis. Bandy (n.) was a 17c. Irish game, precursor of field hockey, played with curved a stick (also called a bandy), hence bandy-legged (1680s).

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