a small venomous snake, Vermicella annulata, inhabiting New South Wales, marked with black and white bands.
noun (pl) -bandies
a small Australian elapid snake, Vermicella annulata, ringed with black and yellow
having crooked legs; bowlegged. Historical Examples He introduced her to his brother officers, and all went well for about a fortnight, when she eloped with a bandy-legged tinker. Social England under the Regency, Vol. 1 (of 2) John Ashton. Lots of boys pretend they are bandy-legged when they see me coming.’ Chatterbox, 1905. Various Sometimes […]
- Bandy legs
plural noun another term for bow legs Historical Examples What could possess that fellow; with his unmeaning face, fat paunch, and bandy legs, to have his picture taken? Harper’s New Monthly Magazine, No. XXIV, May 1852, Vol. IV Various It had bandy legs and granulated eyelids, and seemed to be dumb. The Best Short Stories […]
to pass from one to another or back and forth; give and take; trade; exchange: to bandy blows; to bandy words. to throw or strike to and fro or from side to side, as a ball in tennis. to circulate freely: to bandy gossip. (of legs) having a bend or crook outward; bowed: a new […]
noun (Austral, informal) an imaginary town, far from civilization