bandy

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj bandy have legs that curve outward at the knees
    • v bandy discuss lightly "We bandied around these difficult questions"
    • v bandy exchange blows
    • v bandy toss or strike a ball back and forth
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Bandy A carriage or cart used in India, esp. one drawn by bullocks.
    • Bandy A club bent at the lower part for striking a ball at play; a hockey stick.
    • a Bandy Bent; crooked; curved laterally, esp. with the convex side outward; as, a bandy leg.
    • Bandy The game played with such a club; hockey; shinney; bandy ball.
    • Bandy To beat to and fro, as a ball in playing at bandy. "Like tennis balls bandied and struck upon us . . . by rackets from without."
    • v. i Bandy To contend, as at some game in which each strives to drive the ball his own way. "Fit to bandy with thy lawless sons."
    • Bandy To give and receive reciprocally; to exchange. "To bandy hasty words."
    • Bandy To toss about, as from person to person; to circulate freely in a light manner; -- of ideas, facts, rumors, etc. "Let not obvious and known truth be bandied about in a disputation."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • bandy To throw or strike to and fro, or from side to side, as a ball in play.
    • bandy To toss aside; drive or send off.
    • bandy To toss about, as from man to man; pass from one to another, or back and forth.
    • bandy To give and take; exchange, especially contentiously: as, to bandy compliments; to bandy words, reproaches, etc.
    • bandy To discuss; debate.
    • bandy To band together; league: chiefly reflexive.
    • bandy To bound, as a ball that is struck.
    • bandy To form a band or league.
    • bandy To contend; strive, whether in emulation or in enmity.
    • n bandy A particular manner of playing tennis, the nature of which is not now known.
    • n bandy A stroke with a racket, or a ball so struck; a return at tennis.
    • n bandy A game played with a bent club, better known as hockey, and, in the United States, shinny (which see).
    • n bandy A club bent at the end, used in the game of hockey or bandy-ball; a shinny or shinty.
    • bandy Having a bend or crook outward: said of a person's legs: as, his legs are quite bandy.
    • bandy Limp; without sufficient substance: said of bad cloth.
    • bandy Marked with bands or stripes.
    • n bandy A kind of cart or buggy much used in India. See extracts.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Bandy ban′di a club bent at the end for striking a ball: a game at ball with such a club (bandy-ball = hockey)
    • v.t Bandy to beat to and fro as with a bandy: to toss from one to another (as words with any one) = to discuss or debate; to give and take blows or reproaches:
    • v.t Bandy (Shak.) to fight, strive:—pa.p. ban′died
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Quotations

  • John Webster
    John Webster
    “We are merely the stars tennis-balls, struck and bandied which way please them.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. bandé, p. p. of bander, to bind, to bend (a bow), to bandy, fr. bande,. See Band (n.)

Usage

In literature:

After bandying a few words, he drew his pistol upon me.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 100, February, 1866" by Various
Bandy-legs, how about you; won't you come along with Toby and me out on the bridge?
"Afloat on the Flood" by Lawrence J. Leslie
Go and have a good long snooze, and don't make a stupid of yourself, bandying words like that.
"Fitz the Filibuster" by George Manville Fenn
He realised that it would never do to bandy schoolboy repartee with Priscilla.
"Priscilla's Spies" by George A. Birmingham
In those days it was called `bandy-ball,' on account of the bowed or bandy stick with which it was played.
"Ernest Bracebridge" by William H. G. Kingston
The carts they draw are called bandys.
"My First Voyage to Southern Seas" by W.H.G. Kingston
That a mere errand-boy should bandy words with a gentleman in his position seemed to Mr. Gilbert highly reprehensible.
"Fame and Fortune" by Horatio Alger, Jr.
I have no time to waste bandying words.
"A Bid for Fortune" by Guy Boothby
Hard by the reformer, a bandy-legged and garlanded Charles Second, made of lead, bestrides a tun-bellied charger.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition" by Robert Louis Stevenson
But I am not here to bandy words.
"The Rover of the Andes" by R.M. Ballantyne
He was evidently unused to bandy either jests or compliments.
"Agatha's Husband A Novel" by Dinah Maria Craik (AKA: Dinah Maria Mulock)
And she laughs and smiles and bandies words with him.
"The Daughters of Danaus" by Mona Caird
There was chattering and bandied jokes and laughter.
"The Adventures of the Chevalier De La Salle and His Companions, in Their Explorations of the Prairies, Forests, Lakes, and Rivers, of the New World, and Their Interviews with the Savage Tribes, Two Hundred Years Ago" by John S. C. Abbott
Hereon would they bandy words, till they both took Gunnlaug to be umpire in the matter.
"The Story Of Gunnlaug The Worm-Tongue And Raven The Skald" by Anonymous
A figure of a pug-nosed dog with bandy legs is very common.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 6, No. 6, December 1864" by Various
Without bandying further words with him I continued my way up the path, which took a rather sharp turn a few yards farther on.
"A Middy of the King" by Harry Collingwood
She had not dared to resent aloud the bandying of her name, the insult of their searching eyes upon her beauty.
"The Snowshoe Trail" by Edison Marshall
Recriminations were bandied between the noblesse and the Tiers Etat.
"The Story of Paris" by Thomas Okey
Bandy Walker knew how to rope and ride.
"The Fighting Edge" by William MacLeod Raine
The bushrangers let him curse; not a word did they bandy with him or with each other.
"Stingaree" by E. W. (Ernest William) Hornung
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In poetry:

Because we suspected
the pillow would say "I know,"
we slept without it.
Nevertheless my name is being bandied like dust.
"Because We Suspected" by Ise
Then tongues began words to bandy
As to whose might the lily be.
``'Tis mine,'' said the titled dandy;
Said the plutocrat, ``'tis for me.''
"A Snow-White Lily" by Alfred Austin
About his breist scho plet her handis;
(Luvand be maydens quhan thai lyke.)
Bot they were cauld as yron bandis.
(The winter bauld bindis sheuch and syke.)
"Elfinland Wood" by Henry Morley
"Now, Brute-carl, yield thy booty to me,
Or I will take it by force from thee.
Say, wilt thou quickly thy beasts forego,
Or venture with me to bandy a blow?
Look out, look out, Svend Vonved.
"Svend Vonved" by George Borrow
One dissertates, he is candid;
Two must discept,—has distinguished;
Three helps the couple, if ever yet man did;
Four protests; Five makes a dart at the thing wished:
Back to One, goes the case bandied.
"Master Hugues Of Saxe-Gotha" by Robert Browning
As we go through the countryside, route marchin' in the sun,
With bandy-rolls an' clobber on, which weighs about a ton,
Oh, this is what the people shout as we go marchin' through,
"'Ere come the Loyal Whatdyecalls — I'm sure I smelt the stew!"
"Stew" by Cicely Fox Smith

In news:

Quarterback Anthony Toscano threw two touchdown passes to Brian Spade and three other Trojans scored rushing touchdowns to help Bandys knock off Bunker Hill, 45-14, in Claremont on Friday.
Bandys picked up a 42-18 win against North Lincoln to improve to 3-1 on the season.
Historic preservation, smart growth, sustainable development, and new urbanism are terms we seldom hear bandied about by our elected officials in Tulsa.
But for Kate Middleton and Prince William's nups, the term " austerity chic" is being bandied about.
Bandys football coach Randy Lowman is retiring after 26 years as head coach, the school announced.
Detail of Kathy Finholt and Cindy Bandy sell papercrete snowmen decorations at NewBo City Market on November 25th to raise funds for the Spece family from Independence.
Bandys High School is trading one Lowman for another as its football coach next fall.
I cannot stand to see this "Democrats kicked God out of their platform and then booed Him at their convention" nonsense bandied about for even five more minutes.
When the real estate market crashed in 2008, numerous solutions were bandied about to stem the crisis and keep people in their homes.
Yes, yes, I know, we shouldn't bandy around accusations of mental ill health but please can anyone come up with a better description of this behaviour than insanity .
Bandys' first home game is Wednesday at 6:30 pm against Lincolnton.
Girls basketball Bandys 86, Cherryville 18 The Lady Trojans improve to 4-0 with a 68-point victory.
Newton-Conover has the season sweep over rival Bandys and the season sweep over the entire Catawba Valley 2-A Athletic Conference.
It was the third time this season Newton-Conover beat Bandys.
The event, which starts at 6 pm, features teams from Maiden, Fred T Foard, St Stephens, Hickory, Newton-Conover and Bandys.
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In science:

Recent research on the nonparametric modeling of nonstationary data opens up some new possibilities that seem relevant to applications in many fields, including nonlinear diffusion models in continuous time [Bandi and Phillips (2003, 2007)] and cointegration models in economics and finance.
A specification test for nonlinear nonstationary models
MR1956859 Bandi, F. M. and Phillips, P. C. B. (2007). A simple approach to the parametric estimation of potentially nonstationary diffusions. J.
A specification test for nonlinear nonstationary models
Bandy ) Are there two normal countably compact spaces whose product is not countably compact? Solution.
Problems from Topology Proceedings
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