Definitions

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  • n. An inferior bard.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An inferior bard.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An inferior bard; a mediocre or inexperienced poet.

Etymologies

bard +‎ -ling (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Chapter Two But I can't swim! the bardling thought, alarmed at the prospect of going to sea.

    Escape From Roksamur

  • The bardling was looking around madly for something buoyant when another huge wave pushed the ship off the reef.

    Escape From Roksamur

  • The bardling stopped short of referring to Craig's drinking habits, which were well known in the kingdom.

    Escape From Roksamur

  • Not only had she survived the original attack from bardling Kevin, she disappeared for many years.

    Escape From Roksamur

  • The bardling held the owl close to him, opening up his coat and sheltering the bird inside.

    Escape From Roksamur

  • The bardling tried to let the bird fly about in the pitching, rolling cabin, but Rak clung painfully to the boy's left fist, gasping and panting.

    Escape From Roksamur

  • "Oh, nothing," the bardling said, and wondered if he should sit to make himself look less nervous.

    Escape From Roksamur

  • As Alaire's bardling trainee, he had a smaller room adjoining Alaire's quarters.

    Escape From Roksamur

  • At first, he felt incredibly awkward with Gwenlyn watching him, self-conscious as he hadn't felt since the old days of being a bardling.

    The Chaos Gate

  • I was a green kid, a bardling aching to do something, to become a full Bard, who happened to run into the right sort of friends.

    The Chaos Gate

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