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bardie

/ˈbɑːdiː/
noun
1.
an edible white wood-boring grub of Australia
2.
(Austral, slang) starve the bardies!, an exclamation of surprise or protest
Word Origin
from a native Australian language
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  • bardie dropped her eyes under my beard, and Bunny crept closer behind my leg.

    The Maid of Sker Richard Doddridge Blackmore
  • Now, being sure of my boat, I began to think what to do with bardie.

    The Maid of Sker Richard Doddridge Blackmore
  • But the girl-child shook her hand at him, and said, 'E bad man, bardie knows 'a.'

    The Maid of Sker Richard Doddridge Blackmore
  • The same must have been the fate of bardie but for the accident of that boat.

    The Maid of Sker Richard Doddridge Blackmore
  • Susan say to me one day, kite yell, I amember, ickle bardie made of money!

    The Maid of Sker Richard Doddridge Blackmore
  • And poor bardie get off her stool, and say what her dear papa tell.

    The Maid of Sker Richard Doddridge Blackmore
  • Not like bardie, of course; but still a satisfactory feeling.

    The Maid of Sker Richard Doddridge Blackmore
  • And so poor Bunny got nothing at all; nor even did poorer bardie.

    The Maid of Sker Richard Doddridge Blackmore
  • In a fortnight bardie was mistress again; and poor Bunny had to trot after her.

    The Maid of Sker Richard Doddridge Blackmore
  • Our charity never begins at home; as poor bardie's did in her copy-book.

    The Maid of Sker Richard Doddridge Blackmore

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