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 for travel bodkin
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bodkin \Bod"kin\ (b[o^]d"k[i^]n), n. [OE. boydekyn dagger; of
     uncertain origin; cf. W. bidog hanger, short sword, Ir.
     bideog, Gael. biodag.]
     1. A dagger. [Obs.]
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              When he himself might his quietus make
              With a bare bodkin.                   --Shak.
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     2. (Needlework) An implement of steel, bone, ivory, etc.,
        with a sharp point, for making holes by piercing; a
        stiletto; an eyeleteer.
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     3. (Print.) A sharp tool, like an awl, used for picking out
        letters from a column or page in making corrections.
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     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.
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              Wedged whole ages in a bodkin's eye.  --Pope.
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     5. A kind of pin used by women to fasten the hair.
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     To sit, ride, or travel bodkin, to sit closely wedged
        between two persons. [Colloq.] --Thackeray.
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