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  • noun Plural form of gob.
  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of gob.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a large number or amount


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  • Greg Oden is the kind of 7-foot, shot-swatting center that franchises build around and ultimately win gobs of championship rings.

    Durant or Oden? No easy choice 2007

  • Whoopie pies trace their origins from both Pennsylvania, where they are sometimes called "gobs," and Maine, where thousands attend an annual whoopie pie festival.

    The Seattle Times 2012

  • And "gobs" -- do I detect some kind of Texas connection?

    An Angeleno’s Ultimate Literary Workout: LAT Festival of Books Part II 2006

  • I have a recipe for traditional whoopie pies (or "gobs" depending on which part of the country you're from).

    Autumn Baking: Pumpkin Whoopie Pies 2008

  • Every time I drive downtown and back I point out eyesores that could be turned into something that spans both blocks and encourages walking from business to business but no, I don't have those "gobs," either.

    Carolina Bank Update -- A Message From The Architect David Wharton 2007

  • The "gobs" were the first to admit the real courage of the Korean soldiers.

    Korea's Fight for Freedom 1900

  • According to the affidavits, Mrs. Farren told the police that her husband pulled out "gobs" of her hair, threw her to the floor and hit her repeatedly with a metal flashlight, until she passed out.

    NYT > Home Page By ALISON LEIGH COWAN and AL BAKER 2010

  • The European Union has invested "gobs" of money in research but Canada lags behind, he says, even though these devices can keep people in their own homes longer and delay the move into costly assisted-living facilities. Top Stories 2009

  • Sometimes the "gobs" of glass misfire and fall on the 1 / 8″ steel platform.

    Alex Jones' Prison 2009

  • But the supercomputers needed to produce those informative and often colorful displays, Bethel said, also have complicated the task by generating "gobs" of data that can create bottlenecks in researchers 'analytical programs.

    HappyNews - Top Stories 2008


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