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bodkin


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bodkin  \Bod"kin\  (b[o^]d"k[i^]n),  n.  [OE.  boydekyn  dagger;  of 
  uncertain  origin;  cf  W.  bidog  hanger,  short  sword,  Ir 
  bideog  Gael.  biodag.] 
  1.  A  dagger.  [Obs.] 
 
  When  he  himself  might  his  quietus  make  With  a  bare 
  bodkin.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  (Needlework)  An  implement  of  steel,  bone,  ivory,  etc., 
  with  a  sharp  point,  for  making  holes  by  piercing;  a 
  ?tiletto;  an  eyeleteer. 
 
  3.  (Print.)  A  sharp  tool,  like  an  awl,  used  for  picking  ?ut 
  letters  from  a  column  or  page  in  making  corrections. 
 
  4.  A  kind  of  needle  with  a  large  eye  and  a  blunt  point,  for 
  drawing  tape,  ribbon,  etc.,  through  a  loop  or  a  hem;  a 
  tape  needle. 
 
  Wedged  whole  ages  in  a  bodkin's  eye.  --Pope. 
 
  5.  A  kind  of  pin  used  by  women  to  fasten  the  hair. 
 
  {To  sit},  {ride},  or  {travel  bodkin},  to  sit  closely  wedged 
  between  two  persons.  [Colloq.]  --Thackeray. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bodkin  \Bod"kin\,  n. 
  See  {Baudekin}.  [Obs.]  --Shirley. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bodkin 
  n  1:  a  dagger  with  a  slender  blade  [syn:  {poniard}] 
  2:  formerly  a  long  hairpin;  usually  with  an  ornamental  head 
  3:  a  small  sharp-pointed  tool  for  punching  holes  in  leather  or 
  fabric 
  4:  a  blunt  needle  for  pulling  ribbon  through  loops 




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