NABOKV-L post 0002634, Wed, 17 Dec 1997 09:40:10 -0800

Botkin/Kinbote/Shade (fwd)
EDITOR's NOTE. Cary Henson will be speaking on "Possible Worlds Theory and
Nabokov's Novels" at the VN "Varia" MLA session (#131).
I forget who uncovered this gem, but according to the _OED_,
one of the definitions of "bodkin" is "a person wedged in between two
others where there is proper room for two only".

Cary Henson
Dept. of Comp Lit, Indiana University
Dept. of English, UW Oshkosh