Bardie



noun
an edible white wood-boring grub of Australia
(Austral, slang) starve the bardies!, an exclamation of surprise or protest
Historical Examples

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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