Bodle

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Bodle A small Scotch coin worth about one sixth of an English penny.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n bodle 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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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Bodle bod′l a Scotch copper coin, equal to about one-sixth of an English penny, the smallest coin.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Said to be named from a mint-master, one Bothwell.

Usage

In literature:

A fat professor for a bodle, an' a lean ane for half a merk!
"The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner" by James Hogg
BODLE, a copper coin worth a third of an English penny.
"Waverley, Or 'Tis Sixty Years Hence, Complete" by Sir Walter Scott
She didna care for the sight a bodle!
"The Lost Lady of Lone" by E.D.E.N. Southworth
Now, hasten on with your story, which is not a bodle the waur for me.
"Folk-Lore and Legends Scotland" by Anonymous
I dinna care a bodle for it now.
"The Bow of Orange Ribbon" by Amelia E. Barr
Bodle, a small copper coin.
"St. Ronan's Well" by Sir Walter Scott
If the poor lad didn't happen to have his dirk out and I to run on it, nobody was a bodle the worse.
"John Splendid" by Neil Munro
He hid a bodle and thought it a hoard.
"The Proverbs of Scotland" by Alexander Hislop
Assists Sir T. Bodley in erecting the Bodl.
"Bibliomania; or Book-Madness" by Thomas Frognall Dibdin
Mr. Bodle was one of the citizens who guarded him while in jail.
""Evacuation Day", 1783" by James Riker
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In news:

FME pacts with Spurlock, Bodle .
Born in Niagara Falls, NY on December 24, 1952, she was the daughter of the late Artimus and Mildred (Bodle) Green and attended local schools.
Vendor Aaron Dechant, of Topeka, left, discusses the jewelry he is selling with Lawrence residents Sarah Bodle, center, and Angela Candela on Friday at the Bizarre Bazaar, 940 New Hampshire St. Other area sales Saturday.
Kristen King had two ace serves and Tayler Bodle had three blocks.
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