Bavin
Bavin Bav"in (b[a^]v"[i^]n), n. [Cf. Gael. & Ir. baban tuft, tassel.] 1. A fagot of brushwood, or other light combustible matter, for kindling fires; refuse of brushwood. [Obs. or Dial. Eng.] [1913 Webster]

2. Impure limestone. [Prov. Eng.] --Wright. [1913 Webster]


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  • Bavin — This unusual name is of Welsh origin, and is a patronymic form of the personal name Evan, itself the Welsh form of John . Bavin, and the other variant patronymic forms such as Bevan, Beven and Beavan, are composed of the Welsh prefix ap or ab ,… …   Surnames reference

  • bavin — /bav in/, n. Brit. Dial. and Newfoundland. a piece of kindling wood. [1520 30; orig. obscure] * * * …   Universalium

  • bavin — noun A bundle of wood, or twigs which may be used in broom making. Southern England term. Also, a fagot bound with only one band …   Wiktionary

  • bavin — I. n. Fagot, twig, bough, brushwood. II. a. Brushy, fagot like, twiggy. III. v. a. Kid, bundle, make into fagots, make into bavins …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • bavin — bav·in …   English syllables

  • Bavin — /ˈbævən/ (say bavuhn) noun Sir Thomas Rainsford, 1874–1941, Australian judge and Progressive Party (later Country Party) politician, born in NZ; premier of NSW 1927–30 …   Australian English dictionary

  • bavin — ˈbavə̇n noun ( s) Etymology: origin unknown Britain : a bundle of brushwood or kindling used for fuel or in fences or drains …   Useful english dictionary

  • bavin wits — plural noun (Shakespeare) Wits that blaze and die like bavins • • • Main Entry: ↑bavin …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bavin's Gulls — or Sloe Grove Islands are a group of islands in the River Thames in England on the reach known as Cliveden Deep above Boulter s Lock, near Maidenhead, Berkshire. [cite book | last = Cove Smith | first = Chris | authorlink = | coauthors = | title …   Wikipedia

  • BAVIN, Sir Thomas Rainsford (1874-1941) — premier of New South Wales and judge was the son of a Methodist clergyman the Rev. Rainsford Bavin. He. was born at Kaiopoi, New Zealand, on 5 May 1874 and was educated at Auckland Grammar School, Newington College, Sydney, and the university of… …   Dictionary of Australian Biography

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