Anybody ever tell you about the fight Bob had with bandy Walker?
I have not come to bandy pleasant speeches, or hollow professions.
"He's doing his best to cure those beautiful eyes of his," said bandy Robinson.
But the Commander-in-Chief must not tarry to bandy compliments.
While she walked away from him, as if scorning to bandy further words, he looked after her in consternation.
It had bandy legs and granulated eyelids, and seemed to be dumb.
Life, Mrs. Carroway, is no joke to bandy back, but trouble to be shared.
As he cannot talk sense, she stoops to bandy chaff and slang.
They all have the bandy leg, but the Dutch foot is sometimes used instead of the ball-and-claw.
The bushrangers let him curse; not a word did they bandy with him or with each other.
1570s, "to strike back and forth," from Middle French bander, from root of band (n.2). The sense apparently evolved from "join together to oppose," to opposition itself, to "exchanging blows," then metaphorically, to volleying in tennis. Bandy (n.) was a 17c. Irish game, precursor of field hockey, played with curved a stick (also called a bandy), hence bandy-legged (1680s).