All attempts of mary dodge to hear from her husband while he was in prison were unavailing.
Now that mary dodge has been found, discretion must be used.
After about three hours, a knock is heard, and mary dodge unbolts the door.
That week she had met mary dodge in one of the narrow lanes and called her by name, but received no response.
Next day, mary dodge calls at an old house in the suburbs of Calcutta, and promptly is admitted.
mary dodge had not visited her husband in custody, but perhaps such absence was discreet.
"to move to and fro" (especially in an effort to avoid something), 1560s, origin and sense evolution obscure, perhaps akin to Scottish dodd "to jog." Common from early 18c. in figurative sense of "to swindle, to play shifting tricks." Related: Dodged; dodging.
"person's way of making a living," 1842, slang, from dodge (v.).
A person's way of making a living, esp if illegal or dubious •Often ironically and deprecatingly used of one's own perfectly ordinary line of work: We used to run gin, but when prohibition ended we had to give up that dodge/ One of the better practitioners of the dictionary dodge (1842+)