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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BODKIN

The wrench upon it had already pulled the bodkin from the wainscot.

"Maybe we 'll get a peep at the gardens," said Bodkin, endeavoring to console them.

"Here's Scanlan now, and he 'll tell us everything," said Bodkin.

This Bodkin is a noted duellist, and will try to shake your nerve.

When they came to look for Bodkin, he had disappeared with his red roan horse.

"Spell man," said Dotty, sternly, pointing with a bodkin at Dinah.

Bodkin, an awl used for making the holes in the boards for the slips.

Mr. Bodkin, opening the case, described Hemmerde for the defence.

Mr. Bodkin, however, when it came to his turn, had a good deal to say.

Yes, without better tools than a knife, two pins, and a bodkin.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., boydekin, of unknown origin. The ending suggests a diminutive formation, and Celtic has been suggested as the source of the root.

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