Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A name of the Syrian bear.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.) The Syrian bear. See under bear.

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  • noun The Syrian brown bear (Ursus arctos syriacus)

Etymologies

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From Arabic دب (dubb) "bear", from Common Semitic. The anglicization appears only rarely or ad hoc. One Richard Pockocke in 1738 reported that the dubber was seen only rarely in Egypt. (Bernd Brunner, Bears: a brief history, Yale University Press, 2007, p. 73)

Examples

  • T-dubb had raved for weeks about how great the Thanksgiving dinner at the host hotel was and that he and the rest of the Wells contingent would be there so it would be a good time.

    Chris Jones Diary: Christmas arrives, right on time

  • In this film, Robin Williams suffered from an illness in which he aged at dubb speed.

    Jack

  • In this film, Robin Williams suffered from an illness in which he aged at dubb speed.

    Jack

  • Unfortunately it'll be 2 to 3 weeks till the machine I dubb The Monstrosity arrives so in the mean time still no blogging.

    Archive 2007-04-01

  • Frank went over to his dubb old mother, whomn was stikl liffing with him.

    In His Own Write

  • There were two companions -- preachers as he found, self-dubb'd Reverends of some denomination or other, besides that reverend one of their own.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 61, No. 378, April, 1847

  • Captain Hercules Vinegar. "; he prints an address to the" _Self-dubb'd

    Henry Fielding: a Memoir

  • I had no other way but to cut down a tree, set it on an edge before me, and hew it flat on either side with my axe, till I had brought it to be as thin as a plank, and then dubb it smooth with my adze.

    MacMillan's Reading Books Book V

  • And watched him dubb his flies, and doubtless made

    From John O'Groats to Land's End

  • "The fairy's dubb!" she cried suddenly, and darted from his side to the water's edge.

    The Manxman A Novel - 1895

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