[ UK /bˈɒdkɪn/ ]
[ US /ˈbɑdkɪn/ ]
  1. a small sharp-pointed tool for punching holes in leather or fabric
  2. a dagger with a slender blade
  3. formerly a long hairpin; usually with an ornamental head
  4. a blunt needle for threading ribbon through loops
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How To Use bodkin In A Sentence

  • There’s the respect that makes for so long life, for who would bear the whips and scorns of time, the oppressor’s wrong, the proud man’s contumely, the pangs of disprized love, the law’s delay, the insolence of office, and the spurns that patient merit of the unworthy takes, when he himself might his quietus make with a bare bodkin? Shakespearean costume - Lolcats 'n' Funny Pictures of Cats - I Can Has Cheezburger?
  • Bodkin 10.5 mentions the case of a woman of sixty who fell on the key in a door and completely avulsed her eye. Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine
  • A particularly popular example would be the antique bodkin treen case, which is extremely well sought after by treen collectors.
  • He now needs decoding: looking up "" fardels '' and "" bodkin, '' disentangling syntax: "" How in my words somever she be shent, '' says Hamlet before confronting his mother, "" To give them seals, never, my soul, consent! '' Shakespeare
  • His days were spent in inspecting the censers, the gold vases, the tongs, the rakes for the ashes of the altar, and all the robes of the statues down to the bronze bodkin that served to curl the hair of an old Tanith in the third aedicule near the emerald vine. Salammbo
  • BROOCH, or BROACH (from the Fr. _broche_, originally an awl or bodkin; a spit is sometimes called a broach, and hence the phrase "to broach a barrel"; see BROKER), a term now used to denote a clasp or fastener for the dress, provided with a pin, having a hinge or spring at one end, and a catch or loop at the other. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3 "Brescia" to "Bulgaria"
  • She had also made a needlecase for Alice, not of so much pretension as the other one; this was green morocco lined with crimson satin; no leaves, but ribbon stitched in to hold papers of needles, and a place for a bodkin. The Wide, Wide World
  • The heavy draw weight of these warbows requires a significantly heavier shafted arrow, usually with some form of bodkin head, which had enough weight to strike its target with frightening power.
  • On the other hand, my wife, instead of using her hand as everybody does, pulled a little case out of her pocket, and took out of it a kind of bodkin, with which she picked up the rice, and put it into her mouth, grain by grain. The Arabian Nights Entertainments - Complete
  • Thankfully, the other film's plentiful bare bodkins come to rescue us from anticipation frustration.
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