What does the word Bantling mean?

Usage examples for Bantling

  1. Yet by- and- by they'll bring the bantling here, And lay it at our door. – The Comedies of Terence by Publius Terentius Afer
  2. It is more than probable that 'Boz' felt a little elated by the reception accorded by the public to the 'dramatic bantling, ' but as time progressed he realised that the somewhat unfavourable comments of the critics were not entirely devoid of truth. – The Poems and Verses of Charles Dickens by Charles Dickens
  3. You shall carry the bantling, and I will take the lanthorn. – Shanty the Blacksmith; A Tale of Other Times by Mrs. Sherwood [AKA: Mrs. Mary Martha Sherwood]