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|+||====== Bodkin ======|
|+||A piece of steel wire filed tapering to a point; the thick end being fixed in a short wooden handle. Its use is to [[p:picks|pick]] wrong letters out of a page in [[c:correcting|correcting]], in order to their being replaced by right ones. A fine hackle tooth makes the best bodkin, and the finer the point the better. |