bandy

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bandy

1. an early form of hockey, often played on ice
2. a stick, curved at one end, used in the game of bandy
3. an old form of tennis
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It was better, on the whole, to risk present discomfiture than to waste an evening bandying excuses and constructing impossible scenes with this uncompromising section of himself.
The bandying of words between you and me is a waste of time.
Smouch to produce; for while Sam, anxious to return the compliment, was grinding that gentleman's body against the door-post, the principal crept past, and made his way to the bar, whither Sam, after bandying a few epithetical remarks with Mr.