American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Chiefly Southern U.S. A short straight piece of wood, such as a stake.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A small post.
- n. A thorn; spine.
- n. A long steel wedge used for bringing down coal after holing.
- n. dialectal, Northern England, Scotland A stick, twig or peg, especially in roofing or matting.
- v. dialect, Appalachian, Northern England, Scotland Regional variant of stab.
- v. dialect, Northern England, Scotland To roof with stob-thatch, to make mats with a stob tool.
- n. a short straight stick of wood
- Middle English, stump, variant of stubbe, stub; see stub. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“He pounds a wooden stake, called a stob, into the ground and levels his 10-pound flat iron over the top.”
“Page 237 and his right foot level with the pointed end of the oaken "stob," or stake.”
“He was then hoisted up by his hands, by means of the pulley and rope, in such wise that his body swung by its own weight, his hands being high over his head and his right foot level with the pointed end of the oaken "stob" or stake.”
“The vibrations are created by first pounding a wooden stake (called a "stob") into the ground, and then rubbing the top of the stake with a flat piece of metal (a "rooping iron").”
“The log cabin, set in a gall in the middle of an old field all grown up in sassafras, was not a very inviting-looking place; a few hens loitering about the new hen-house, a brood of half-grown chickens picking in the grass and watching the door, and a runty pig tied to a "stob," were the only signs of thrift; yet the face of the woman cleared up as she gazed about her and afar off, where the gleam of green made a pleasant spot, where the corn grew in the river bottom; for it was her home, and the best of all was she thought it belonged to them.”
“I sneak up right behind the animal like a true sportsman and then juug 'em with me stob.”
“Ai spoast tu beeing ded, yu noes – nao stob maeking mii laff!”
“April 22, 2010 at 7:32 pm tell mi doc: whear iz tha nexzt stob fo blu box?.. .”
“He ran through the rain, stopped at the barn for a hammer and a wood stob, then bent over in front of the tractor shed and drove the stob securely against the door.”
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