Definitions

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  • proper n. A patronymic surname.

Etymologies

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From a medieval diminutive form of the given name Robert.

Examples

  • The players beginning the game stand at one of these pins, called the Hob, and pitch the quoits to the other, each person having two.

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  • Kettleness, and reached the middle of a bay in which is a cave called the Hob-Hole, with excavations all around, none of great depth, made by jet-diggers and quarrymen.

    The Purple Cloud

  • Our friend Tommy's father had been called Hob, and hence the name of the ill-tempered lout who was gazing on the unsullied sea.

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  • Most tea houses en route sell snacks including some old favourites from back home such as Hob Nob biscuits and Mars bars.

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  • Canon Atkinson told us of this lady who knew all these strange things, and of the Hart Hall "Hob" who worked so hard with his flail, and of many other curious folk who frequented the

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  • "Dresden Codak" creator Aaron Diaz talks to CBR about the heavily scientific and philosophical webcomic, elaborating on its presently running, epic storyline "Hob," about a post-singularity robot and the future of A.I. Mon, August 25th, 2008 | By CBR News Team iVerse Media has announced the launch of new Comic Reader software specifically developed for iPhone and iPod Touch, allowing you to download and read comics from Apple's Apps store later this year.

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  • I should also point out that despite the fact that the "Hob" story is rather epic, there isn't really an over-arching continuity in "Dresden Codak."

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  • Since I started the current storyline "Hob," not so much, mainly because I've had most of it written out for a while.

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  • The central idea behind "Hob" is the Axolotl that morphs into the Salamander.

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  • The strip's current storyline is the massively epic "Hob," in which Kimiko finds a post-singularity robot and in so doing learns what the future might hold for both herself and artificial intelligence.

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