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a dagger with a slender blade

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formerly a long hairpin

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a small sharp-pointed tool for punching holes in leather or fabric

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a blunt needle for threading ribbon through loops

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Andrew adds: "In the cases of Shipman and Bodkins, and most recently Ian Paterson, none showed normal signs of mental illness.
Performed by two doctors, it features the stories of two notorious British GPs - Harold Shipman and John Bodkin Adams.
Rusty Bodkins the medieval archer talks about life as an archer, his weapons and training, there's even chance to have a go yourself.
"Bodkins of this type were popular in the Low Countries and appear in household inventories as well as on female portraits," said Portable Antiquities.
SILVER BODKIN A bent silver dress pin is hallmarked with a letter 'W' and is more than 10cm long.
Bedford hence took her immense powers of observation and characterization and applied them to all the dramatic personae in the Bodkins Adams trial.
waloop!" thranged bravest Erin As she turnified her bladed Thurstonic Thistlio And carveth the mingster into 23 plonketts then stood Watching as the sop oozled from its sliminy bodkins.
It's really beautiful ground." vvA STAR-STUDDED panel will examine thetote.com Galway Plate and Guinness Galway Hurdle at Bodkins Bar in Galway City tomorrow night in aid of the Injured Jockeys' Fund.
But the challenge he is taking on for the first time Wednesday at the Fruitlands Museum in Harvard could be enough to make someone from Shakespearean times utter the old exclamatory oath "odds bodkins!"
Some even believe his plays have subversive religious messages attacking the Protestant religion Odds bodkins...
Their bodkins, or bullet-shaped arrow heads, were carried on shafts three feet long and as thick as a man's thumb, and were able to punch straight through plate armour.
Relying on the superior technology of the Welsh long-bow, which fired arrows tipped with lethal four-sided "bodkins" capable of piercing armor at 60 yards, the English forces were more than a match for the French with their less effective crossbows.
Before you can say Odds Bodkins, young Valiant is told to escort the lovely Lady Ilene, Princess of Wales, to her father's castle.
They're just old-fashioned words - we may as well be cheering on the Somerset Bodkins, the Kent Tuppence Ha'pennies, the Yorkshire Cads and the Warwickshire Gaymeaninghappys.