• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Bardling bärd"lĭng An inferior bard.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n bardling An inferior bard; a mediocre or inexperienced poet.
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In literature:

Animal sorrow from bardlings must borrow The true elegiac benignity.
"Punch, Volume 101, September 19, 1891" by Francis Burnand
And among all our present bardlings, the owl is supposed to be constantly on the eve of suicide.
"Recreations of Christopher North, Volume 2" by John Wilson
Wherefore, ye minor bardlings, look to your accessories.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Vol. 3, July, 1851" by Various
Even bardlings like Pollok enjoy a large number of readers and editions.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Volume 1, No. 3, August, 1850." by Various