To sit, ride, or travel bodkin, to sit closely wedged between two persons. [Colloq.] Thackeray.

(Bod"kin), n. See Baudekin. [Obs.] Shirley.

(Bo"dle) n. A small Scotch coin worth about one sixth of an English penny. Sir W. Scott.

(Bod"lei*an), a. Of or pertaining to Sir Thomas Bodley, or to the celebrated library at Oxford, founded by him in the sixteenth century.

(Bo*dock") n. [Corrupt. fr. bois d'arc.] The Osage orange. [Southwestern U.S.]

(Bod"rage) n. [Prob. of Celtic origin: cf. Bordrage.] A raid. [Obs.]

(Bod"y) n.; pl. Bodies [OE. bodi, AS. bodig; akin to OHG. botah. &radic257. Cf. Bodice.]

1. The material organized substance of an animal, whether living or dead, as distinguished from the spirit, or vital principle; the physical person.

Absent in body, but present in spirit.
1 Cor. v. 3

For of the soul the body form doth take.
For soul is form, and doth the body make.

2. The trunk, or main part, of a person or animal, as distinguished from the limbs and head; the main, central, or principal part, as of a tree, army, country, etc.

Who set the body and the limbs
Of this great sport together?

The van of the king's army was led by the general; . . . in the body was the king and the prince.

Rivers that run up into the body of Italy.

3. The real, as opposed to the symbolical; the substance, as opposed to the shadow.

Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ.
Col. ii. 17.

4. A person; a human being; — frequently in composition; as, anybody, nobody.

A dry, shrewd kind of a body.
W. Irving.

5. A number of individuals spoken of collectively, usually as united by some common tie, or as organized for some purpose; a collective whole or totality; a corporation; as, a legislative body; a clerical body.

A numerous body led unresistingly to the slaughter.

6. A number of things or particulars embodied in a system; a general collection; as, a great body of facts; a body of laws or of divinity.

4. A kind of needle with a large eye and a blunt point, for drawing tape, ribbon, etc., through a loop or a hem; a tape needle.

Wedged whole ages in a bodkin's eye.

5. A kind of pin used by women to fasten the hair.

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