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a burrowing rat kangaroo, Bettongia lesueur, found on islands off Western Australia
Word Origin
from Nyungar (an extinct native language of SW Australia) burdi
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  • "Go on," says Stephen to the boodie, who is still lost in thought.

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  • "It was something Portia said," returns the boodie, composedly.

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  • The boodie had been in the room when they were discussing Stephen with her mother.

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  • I found them certainly in your room up-stairs—your sitting-room—but I gave them to the boodie.

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  • To-night, Portia, Jacky and the boodie are having it all their own way.

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  • "To-morrow will be Christmas Day," says the boodie, suddenly.

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  • But, unfortunately, the boodie has not yet quite finished all she has to say.

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  • "Nobody would be unkind to Roger," persists the boodie, unmoved.

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  • "So I do," says the boodie, in fond remembrance of the biggest doll in Christendom.

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  • The boodie is in a state of triumph bordering on distraction.

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