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BLY [blei] sb. A resemblance; a general likeness. [A.S. bleo, hue, complexion.] (See Favour, which is now more commonly used in East Kent to describe a resemblance.)
“Ah ! I can see who he be; he has just the bly of his father.”
BOAR-CAT [boa-rkat] sb. A Tom-cat.
BOBBERY [bob-uri] sb. A squabble; a row; a fuss; a set out.
BOBBIN [bobbin] sb. A bundle of firewood (smaller than a fagot, and larger than a pimp), whereof each stick should be about 18 inches long. Thus, there are three kinds of firewood - the fagot, the bobbin, and the pimp. (See also, Bavin, Kilnbrush, &c.)
BOBBIN-TUG [bob-in-tug-] sb. A light frame-work of wheels, somewhat like a timber-wagon, used for carrying bobbins about for sale. It has an upright stick at each of the four corners, to keep the bobbins in their places.
BOBLIGHT [bob-leit] sb. Twilight.
BO-BOY [boa-boi] sb. A scarecrow.
BODAR [boa-dur] sb. An officer of the Cinque Ports whose duty it was to arrest debtors and convey them to be imprisoned in Dover Castle.
BODGE [boj] (1) sb. A wooden basket, such as is used by gardeners; a scuttle-shaped box for holding coals, carrying ashes, &c. (See also Trug.) The bodge now holds an indefinite quantity, but formerly it was used as a peck measure.
1519 “Paled for settyng of iij busshellis and iij boggis of benys and a galon . . . xvjd.”
MS. Accounts St. John's Hospital, Canterbury.
BODGE [boj] (2) sb. An uncertain quantity, about a bushel or a bushel and a half.
“Just carry this bodge of corn to the stable.”