Origin of bilby
1900–05; < Yuwaalaraay (Australian Aboriginal language of N New South Wales) bilbi
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Examples from the Web for bilby
“You send for them two Injuns—that is who our business is with,” put in Bilby.
What would the newcomers—Bilby, perhaps—do to Copley and to her?
Just how much did Bilby and his companions care for the law?
The boatman and Bilby were opposite the doorway of the tunnel.
If the Indian girl had not gone with Bilby, where had she gone?
- a burrowing marsupial of the genus Macrotis of Australia having long pointed ears and grey furAlso called: rabbit bandicoot, dalgyte
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