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But it will never do, Wilkinson, to boody over these things.

Katey and Boody Dedalus shoved in the door of the closesteaming kitchen.

Mrs. Boody looked worn and tired, as though she hadn't slept.

Boody found a half filled bottle in his coat and passed it around.

The old blear-eyed Boody is not so cheery as we have seen him, although his party has won brilliant success.

The Boody tavern-keeper has long since disappeared; no teams wheel up with the old dash at the doors of the Eagle Tavern.

Mrs. Boody, a grey headed, smiling woman who looked as though she might be anyone's mother, came in with two steaming cups.

He climbed the steps to the kitchen and walked in quietly behind Mrs. Boody, who was bent over the kitchen stove.

The tall, fair damsel holding the coffee pot is Norma, Mrs. Boody's best assistant housekeeper and daughter.

WORD ORIGIN

"plunder, gain, profit," mid-15c., from Old French butin "booty" (14c.), from a Germanic source akin to Middle Low German bute "exchange." Influenced in form and sense by boot (n.2) and in form by nouns ending in -y. Meaning "female body considered as a sex object" is 1920s, black slang.

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