The Collaborative International Dictionary
Bavin \Bav"in\ (b[a^]v"[i^]n), n. [Cf. Gael. & Ir. baban tuft, tassel.]
A fagot of brushwood, or other light combustible matter, for kindling fires; refuse of brushwood. [Obs. or Dial. Eng.]
Impure limestone. [Prov. Eng.]
n. 1 A bundle of wood, or twigs which may be used in broom making. Southern England term. Also, a fagot bound with only one band. 2 (context UK dialect English) impure limestone
Usage examples of "bavin".
These are my captains, Jason Trion, Eric Stromi, Sebastian Asteril, Mark Oberan, Bavin Moresol, Justin Emil and--this is Advisor Barok.
All the captains were there, except for Bavin Moresol who was out on a reconnaissance mission.
And having done so, lay faggots or bavins of smaller wood betwixt them: and then, earth betwixt and above them: and then, having first very well rammed them and the earth, use another pile in like manner as the first were: and note, that the second pile is to be of or about the height that you intend to make your sluice or floodgate, or the vent that you intend shall convey the overflowings of your pond in any flood that shall endanger the breaking of your pond-dam.
Then he advises, that you plant willows or owlers, about it, or both: and then cast in bavins, in some places not far from the side, and in the most sandy places, for fish both to spawn upon, and to defend them and the young fry from the many fish, and also from vermin, that lie at watch to destroy them, especially the spawn of the Carp and Tench, when 'tis left to the mercy of ducks or vermin.