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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of bob.


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  • If you want to selectively exclude a few bits and bobs from the cascade, what you're left with are 5 proteases, 4 of which are homologous.

    Confirmation Bias and ID

  • There are many such "knacked bals" in Cornwall, with their iron "bobs" -- horizontal, depressed, or raised aloft, according to the attitude in which they expired -- holding forth similar firm, silent, and perpetual protests and cautions.

    Deep Down, a Tale of the Cornish Mines

  • If you’ve only been on 1 roller coaster in your life and it was wooden (the raging wolf bobs is the name of the coaster I’m refering to if it helps).

    SciFi, Fantasy & Horror Collectibles - Part 6628

  • According to Cassell’s Dictionary of Slang, bits and bobs is English Midlands dialect, while Partridge defines it as “miscellaneous small articles” (U.K., 1896), both of which appear to be drawing upon A Warwickshire Word-Book, which was compiled by G.F. Northall and published for the English Dialect Society in 1896.

    Bits and Bobs

  • The inventor of PR, Edward Bernays, was an American who saw other Americans as "bobs" that floated on a "sea of emotions", that they were incapable of thinking in the sense of being a self-governing people, and needed to be psychologically and emotionally manipulated towards certain ends in order to create a healthy functioning society.

    american democracy (FISA Bill)

  • And it just kind of bobs along in the river there.

    CNN Transcript Aug 3, 2007

  • You think you knock him down and he kind of bobs back up and finds different escape routes.

    CNN Transcript Jan 14, 2001

  • I don't mean betting on football pure and simple, for he only lays a few "bobs" on it, but on the latest quotations for the Derby, the St. Leger, the Waterloo Cup, or the

    Scottish Football Reminiscences and Sketches

  • Kate's "bobs" were the unfortunates she collected around her.

    A Mountain Woman

  • A coarse wooden or heavy iron wire comb with great teeth, named a ripple-comb, was fastened on a plank; the stalks of flax were drawn through it with a quick stroke to break off the seed-bolles or "bobs," which fell on a sheet spread to catch them; these were saved for seed for the next crop, or for sale.

    Home Life in Colonial Days


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