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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A blunt needle for threading ribbon through loops; A small sharp-pointed tool for punching holes in leather or fabric; Formerly a long hairpin; A dagger with a slender blade..

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  • A bodkin is one of those things you never knew you needed, but after you use one you'll never be without it again
  • Oh, and can we all consider using the word bodkin more in 2010?
  • (A bodkin is a tapered arrowhead, a dagger shaped like one, or even a large needle.)
  • Her hair had been coiled and secured with a bodkin. for more
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