from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A shelf or projection at the back or side of a fireplace, used for keeping food or utensils warm.
- noun A tool used for cutting the teeth of machine parts, as of a gearwheel.
- noun Chiefly British A hobgoblin, sprite, or elf.
- noun Mischievous behavior.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A countryman; a rustic; an awkward, clownish fellow.
- noun A sprite; an elf; a hobgoblin.
- noun A milling-machine cutter used in forming the teeth of worm-gears.
- noun A master die; a steel punch cut to a certain design, used for making coining-dies.
- noun A round stick, stake, or pin used as a mark to throw at in certain games, as in quoits or the game called
- noun A boys' game in which halfpence are set on the end of a round stick (the hob), at which something (as a stone) is pitched.
- noun A hardened threaded steel mandrel for cutting a comb or chasing-tool.
- noun The nave of a wheel: same as
- noun A structure inserted in a fireplace to diminish its width, originally introduced when broad open fireplaces were first fitted with grates for the burning of coal; also, the level top of such a structure, forming a space upon which any thing can be set which it is desired to keep hot.
- noun The shoe of a sledge.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun obsolete A fairy; a sprite; an elf.
- noun obsolete A countryman; a rustic; a clown.
- noun The hub of a wheel. See
- noun The flat projection or iron shelf at the side of a fire grate, where things are put to be kept warm.
- noun (Mech.) A threaded and fluted hardened steel cutter, resembling a tap, used in a lathe for forming the teeth of screw chasers, worm wheels, etc.
- noun A peg, pin, or mark used as a target in some games, as an iron pin in quoits; also, a game in which such a target is used.
- noun (Zoöl.) The male ferret.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun A kind of cutting tool, used to cut the teeth of a
- noun obsolete The flat projection or iron shelf at the side of a fire grate, where things are put to be kept warm.
- noun UK The top cooking surface on a cooker. It typically comprises several cooking elements (often four), also known as 'rings'.
- noun A rounded
pegused as a targetin several games, especially in quoits
- noun A male
- verb transitive To create (a gear) by cutting with a hob.
- verb intransitive To engage in the process of cutting gears with a hob.
- noun obsolete A
fairy; a sprite; an elf.
- noun obsolete A
countryman; a rusticor yokel.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun (folklore) fairies that are somewhat mischievous
- noun a hard steel edge tool used to cut gears
- noun a shelf beside an open fire where something can be kept warm
- verb cut with a hob
- noun (folklore) a small grotesque supernatural creature that makes trouble for human beings
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
Cool …. kast on 23 Feb 2009 at 12: 10 am # are the house is for the cooks??? the twin hob is surely become the focal point in this house …
The hob is just a far too tempting place to put the iron whilst it cools.
It also hardens the liver and produces a disease known as hob-nailed, or gin, liver.
"The kettle on the hob is the friend of the family," she said gaily.
An Englishman may be a mass of prejudices, but I confess I did not like the idea of hob-nobbing with a would-be parricide and determined that
CALLER: Well, I think that Mr. Cheney is kind of hob-nobbing with the Saudis.
After the first curtain fall, while the loaves and the fishes were holding a peace conference and our feet were simply itching to put the "hob" in Hoboken, it was announced in behalf of the management that as Hoboken had gone dry, we would have to go elsewhere "to hit the Port."
This mathematical axiom, which is well enough in its place, has been extended into the field of morals and social life, confused the perception of human relations, and raised "hob," as the saying is, in political economy.
"hob" to infuse, and to settle for from three to five minutes.
Pierce the skins of 3 large aubergines with a fork then grill over hot coals or the flame of a gas hob till the skin has charred and the flesh is very soft.