[ bav-in ]
/ ˈbæv ɪn /
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noun British Dialect and Newfoundland.
a piece of kindling wood.
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Origin of bavin
First recorded in 1520–30; origin obscure
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How to use bavin in a sentence
They conjectured of old at Athens, an aptitude for the mathematics in him they saw ingeniously bavin up a burthen of brushwood.The Essays of Montaigne, Complete|Michel de Montaigne