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  • n. Plural form of bodkin.


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  • Spikes and bodkins of polished bone or petrified shell were thrust through their noses.


  • Out of the unknown, from the somewhere and something else, too unconditional for him to know any of the conditions, instantly they appeared, full-statured, walking about Meringe Plantation with loin-cloths about their middles and bone bodkins through their noses, and being put to work by Mister

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  • But one might hovel to the market place and ask "Is anyone here given of so keen an eye as to get at the odd bodkins of the gist?", past the mean human avarage?

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  • The arrowhead itself was of a fluted, three-edged design and had much in common with medieval bodkins I had seen illustrated in museum catalogs years ago.

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  • Od's bodkins, ndm but verily I speake the truth, just as sure as Sir Massie, he of the curious barnet, blows hot and harde from his asse-trumpet and passes off such noxious gusts as knightly wisdom.

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  • Also all kinds of cutting tools, measuring tools, marking tools, extra machine needles, --and bodkins are a must-have.

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  • Another very curious interpretation without pictures of the artefacts in question is mention of mid-seventeenth c. bodkins with an earscoop at one end: Those ... can be quite large, sometimes more than seven inches long, sometimes with an ear-spoon or earscoop at one end.

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  • Actually, the very first hit that comes up on google search when typing "nalebinding needle" is a shop that sells different needles and bodkins well suited for the technique.

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  • Especially the section about pins and bodkins would have much profited on a selection of artefact drawings from finds; instead, the reader has to look for those drawings in the literature cited by the author.

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