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  • An 'the grand folks in Lun'on ha' give him a gowd sword, an 'he bin hob-a-nob wi' King Jarge hisself. An 'us folks o' Market Drayton take it proud, we do, as he be come to see us afore he goes back to his duty.

    In Clive's Command A Story of the Fight for India

  • Late evening mantled the garden; and in sheer ennui again he sat down to the table, and turned for a last not unfriendly hob-a-nob with his poor old friend Sabathier.

    The Return

  • He led me by a shady alley into his orchard, and thence to a stable, where we left Rosinante at hob-a-nob with his mare over a friendly bottle of hay.

    Henry Brocken His Travels and Adventures in the Rich, Strange, Scarce-Imaginable Regions of Romance

  • Bohemia which indulges in midnight suppers and permits ladies to smoke cigarettes after dinner, which dines at rich men's tables and is hob-a-nob with Russian Counts, Persian Ministers, and German Barons.

    Cumner's Son and Other South Sea Folk — Complete

  • I had never been in such intimate relations with the high altitudes before; the snow-peaks had always been remote and unapproachable grandeurs, hitherto, but now we were hob-a-nob, -- if one may use such a seemingly irreverent expression about creations so august as these.

    A Tramp Abroad

  • I had never been in such intimate relations with the high altitudes before; the snow-peaks had always been remote and unapproachable grandeurs, hitherto, but now we were hob-a-nob -- if one may use such a seemingly irreverent expression about creations so august as these.

    A Tramp Abroad — Volume 05

  • We are taught to rail against a man the whole session through, and then hob-a-nob with him at the concluding entertainment.

    Lay Morals

  • Can none be in your company, Babbalanja, but you must perforce make them hob-a-nob with that old prater?

    Mardi: and A Voyage Thither, Vol. II (of 2)

  • We must have a hob-a-nob glass together for old acquaintance sake.

    Rookwood

  • Next to Borrow's vagabondage, which, though I tremble to say it, has a decidedly literary flavour, and his delightful _camaraderie_ or willingness to hob-a-nob with everybody, I rank his eloquence.

    Lavengro; the Scholar, the Gypsy, the Priest

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