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hodden

/ˈhɒdən/
noun
1.
a coarse homespun cloth produced in Scotland: hodden grey is made by mixing black and white wools
Word Origin
C18: Scottish, of obscure origin
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  • When it was placed in the passage, hodden entered the room, shut and bolted the door.

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  • The arrival of the ticket was quickly followed by the advent of Mr. hodden himself.

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  • Mr. hodden quickly found that the appeal to Cæsar was not well timed.

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  • And when you have become acquainted with Mr. hodden, I want you to introduce him to me.

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  • "You are very kind," said hodden, but he did not make any show of declining the offer.

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  • Then she said to herself, with a sigh, "I do wish I had bought this book instead of hodden's."

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  • "The way of the transgressor is hard," he whispered in a tone too low for hodden to hear.

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  • Why, I should feel flattered if they took all that trouble over me, Mr. hodden.

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  • Perhaps, in that case, you will give me some of your novels to do, Mr. hodden.

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  • I guess Mr. hodden will be sorry he did not accept my offer of protection.

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