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  • v. Present participle of bodge..
  • n. Traditional craft of turning wood for chair legs, braces, etc.


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  • (BBC2), which looked at "bodging" - the ancient art of taking an ordinary tree and turning it into something more useful.

    The Guardian World News

  • Where the allegation is one of "bodging" results, cross that paper off the list too.

    Bishop Hill

  • They'll be too busy bodging together some stadium house with the most rudimentary melodies this side of 2 Unlimited.

    This week's new singles

  • I have some of the same bodging knack as Teresa, but I have to be alone in the room to do it.

    Making Light: The "agency model" as I understand it

  • I have the bodging knack, in spite of never having been taught thing one about tools or materials.

    Making Light: The "agency model" as I understand it

  • Many useful functions such as cutting down hanging persons, bodging makeshift repairs to busted in doors, screwing back together the interior of the latest rust bucket masquerading as a PSU van and many more.


  • Police without asking them or us and placed them under such pressure so the garages are bodging breaking down cabs, the drivers must now queue with mini-cab drivers at one of 4 only stations for frequent testing.

    Smoking Guns and the Morality of Parliamentary Privilege

  • Since Del-Boy Blair left his hapless sidekick Rodney Brown in change of the business, even the wheels are starting to fall off the Reliant Robin Labour Party they managed to keep on the road by bodging it up as 'New Labour'.

    Archive 2008-06-01

  • One of the first things I remember about my time on the comic… At that time they were doing so many comics they had a general bodging department where there were maybe twenty artists, letterers and bodgers doing sound effects and what have you.

    28 Days of 2000 AD #9: Alan Grant Pt. 1

  • Act 2, and still bodging through some of the legacy material in the 1st 50%.

    21st Century Lexicon: “Trained Monkey”


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  • A traditional wood-turning craft, using green (unseasoned) wood to make chair legs and other cylindrical parts of chairs.

    July 27, 2015