- n a dagger with a slender blade
- n formerly a long hairpin; usually with an ornamental head
- n a small sharp-pointed tool for punching holes in leather or fabric
- n a blunt needle for threading ribbon through loops
- Bodkin threw me for a loop, so I referred to my faithful dictionary, which states that a bodkin is "an instrument for drawing tape through a hem, a pointed instrument .
- She glanced up quizzically, registered his smile, winked her good eye and plunged the pencil like a bodkin into one of her braids, shouting "Danken sie!".
- In the "To be or not to be" soliloquy, fardels is replaced, but the word bodkin remains.
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Editor’s note: The following article was written by the Editorial Board of the Evansville Bar Association. The Editorial Board is chaired by Laura Scott and comprised of Judge Carl Heldt, Judge James Redwine, Marjorie Blalock, R. Thomas Bodkin, Doug Briody, Max Fiester, Mark Miller, Dan Robinson, Kathryn Sullivan, and John Worman.
June 27, 2013 - Evansville Courier & Press