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SCOTTISH COIN
Boddle

Bodle         
  •  Turner or Bodle of Charles I, c.1642-1650 AD
  •  Turner or Bodle of Charles II, c. 1663-1668 AD
  •  Turner or Bodle of Charles II, c. 1677-1679 AD
  • Bodle or Turner of William and Mary, 1692
·noun A small Scotch coin worth about one sixth of an English penny.
Bodle         
  •  Turner or Bodle of Charles I, c.1642-1650 AD
  •  Turner or Bodle of Charles II, c. 1663-1668 AD
  •  Turner or Bodle of Charles II, c. 1677-1679 AD
  • Bodle or Turner of William and Mary, 1692
A bodle or boddle or bodwell, also known as a half groat or Turner was a Scottish copper coin, of less value than a bawbee, worth about one-sixth of an English penny, first issued under Charles II. They were minted until the coronation of Anne.

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Bodle

A bodle or boddle or bodwell, also known as a half groat or Turner was a Scottish copper coin, of less value than a bawbee, worth about one-sixth of an English penny. They were first issued under Charles I, and were minted until the coronation of Anne. Its name may derive from Bothwell (a mint-master).

It is mentioned in one of the songs of Joanna Baillie:

The use of the word survives in the anglicised phrase "not to care a bodle", which Brewer glosses as "not to care a farthing". Something similar appears in Burns' Tam o' Shanter (line 110), it is also mentioned:

Examples of use of Bodle
1. He was caught after he drugged and raped his fiance Nina Bodle – who told police and bravely waived her right to anonymity to highlight the case.
2. "The public is indebted to them for their candor." Outside the court a relieved Miss Bodle, a mother of two, said that the sentence meant she could finally close the book on the horrors that she suffered.
3. We ask that we now be left alone to deal with this privately." Andy Bodle, a friend of Ms Hyman, told the Guardian÷ "She was so good natured and happy, always laughing.
4. A hundred kisses for all the times that I should have called and didn‘t." Andy Bodle, who met Ms Hyman through university friends, remembered her as a bubbly young woman who laughed a lot and was the life and soul of any gathering.
5. "The access code chosen was 666 – a number it was thought they could all easily remember." The fertiliser was bought from Bodle Brothers agricultural merchants in Burgess Hill, Sussex, in November 2003 by a man called "John" who is alleged to have been the defendant Anthony Garcia.