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bardie

/ˈbɑːdiː/
noun
1.
an edible white wood-boring grub of Australia
2.
(Austral, slang) starve the bardies!, an exclamation of surprise or protest
Word Origin
from a native Australian language
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  • Now, being sure of my boat, I began to think what to do with bardie.

    The Maid of Sker Richard Doddridge Blackmore
  • But at the very first sight of bardie, everything else was gone from her.

    The Maid of Sker Richard Doddridge Blackmore
  • And poor bardie get off her stool, and say what her dear papa tell.

    The Maid of Sker Richard Doddridge Blackmore
  • Not like bardie, of course; but still a satisfactory feeling.

    The Maid of Sker Richard Doddridge Blackmore
  • Hy'se 'a been so long, old Davy, afore 'a come to see poor bardie?

    The Maid of Sker Richard Doddridge Blackmore
  • bardie, of course, of the new generation; and old Davy of the elder.

    The Maid of Sker Richard Doddridge Blackmore
  • Our charity never begins at home; as poor bardie's did in her copy-book.

    The Maid of Sker Richard Doddridge Blackmore
  • Who was it, or who could it be, in the whole wide world, but bardie?

    The Maid of Sker Richard Doddridge Blackmore
  • And so poor Bunny got nothing at all; nor even did poorer bardie.

    The Maid of Sker Richard Doddridge Blackmore
  • In a fortnight bardie was mistress again; and poor Bunny had to trot after her.

    The Maid of Sker Richard Doddridge Blackmore

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