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- n. A former Scottish copper coin of less value than a bawbee, worth about one-sixth of an English penny.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A small Scotch coin worth about one sixth of an English penny.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A Scotch copper coin first issued under Charles II., and worth at that time 2d. Scotch, or one sixth of an English penny; hence, a very small coin. The name turner was also applied to it.
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Before the door of Saunders Jaup, a feuar of some importance, “who held his land free, and caredna a bodle for any one,” yawned that odoriferous gulf, ycleped, in Scottish phrase, the jawhole; in other words, an uncovered common sewer.
Miss Clara does not merit respect and kindness at your hand; but I doubt mickle if she wad care a bodle for thae braw things.
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BODDLE, bodle, a copper coin, worth one third of an English penny.
In which respect, not any one daring to displease her, shee went with the dead bodle to the Seigneurie, there to answere all Objections.
The Provost looked anew upon the careless, intrepid young Northumbrian, who seemed not to care a bodle for his imminent fate.
The race o 'them never brocht ocht in my generation to puir Scotland worth a bodle, unless it micht be a new fricassee to fyle a stamach wi'.
"You can wadger your henmist bodle on that," says Sandy, as he took a rive ooten a penny lafe.
M'lver was most frantic about the business, and I think I was cool, for I was never a person that cared a bodle about my history bye the second generation.