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- n. A squabble; a tumult; a noisy disturbance.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A squabble; a tumult; a commotion; a noisy disturbance.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A squabble; a row; a disturbance: as, to kick up a bobbery.
Never was a 'bobbery' more delightful than that which we have just succeeded in 'kicking up' all around about Boston Common.
She was also full of sage counsel, advising marriage with a warm girl having "nice things at her -- nice lands and pigs and things" -- as a ready way to square the "bobbery" of thirty years ago at Ballawhaine.
It makes me sick of myself, to make such a fash and bobbery over a rotten end of an old nursery yarn, not worth spitting on when done.
Still, observation I was out to get, so, spreading my bobbery pack, I worked closer and closer.
The latter was the individual who fell, who played the copperhead in Eden, and has been kicking up such a bobbery ever since.
Well, Ben once got into a great frolic ashore, and kicked up such a bobbery that the watchman clapped him in limbo for the night; and the justice next morning gave him such a clapper-clawing with his tongue, and bore down upon him so hard with his
He had talked to her during the whole of dinner the night before about jackal-hunting with a bobbery pack -- not at all an elevated mind.
The stables were a great point, and the bobbery pack, which hunt pig for five months all through the winter, accounted in one season for something like nineteen full-grown boar, ten tuskers, and nine sows.
How she was the home of lies and flies, the grave of reputation, the refuge of the remittance man and the bad egg; the land of the unexpected pest, but never the unexpected blessing; of sunstroke and fever; scandals and broken careers; snobbery, bobbery, and highway robbery.
But BULL has learned the wisdom of not kicking up a bobbery.
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