They had a net to catch penguins, a club like to our bandies, and wooden darts.
It should make an end of the treacly farce which bandies between hopelessly parted colleagues the title 'right hon. friend.'
Our baggage and bandies were also carried over in them, but the cattle of every kind were obliged to swim.
A game played by two persons, with bandies or sticks hooked at the end, and a bit of wood called a nacket.
A dialogue abounding in the passages I have already quoted—a dialogue which bandies 'O you screech-owl!'
1570s, "to strike back and forth," from Middle French bander, from root of band (n.2). The sense apparently evolved from "join together to oppose," to opposition itself, to "exchanging blows," then metaphorically, to volleying in tennis. Bandy (n.) was a 17c. Irish game, precursor of field hockey, played with curved a stick (also called a bandy), hence bandy-legged (1680s).