from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The process of cutting the threads of worm-wheels, dies, or chasers with a hob or master tap in a milling-machine or a lathe. See hob, 3 .

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  • verb Present participle of hob.


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  • Will you be hobbing with the other knobs this Saturday night?

    Let Zuma Dogg be Zuma Dogg!

  • End face milling ensues either through hobbing or face milling.

    2. Types of milling tools used

  • As both hobbing and end face milling are used for yielding offset faces, the commensurate milling tools are used, namely:

    2. Types of milling tools used

  • Next door, in a small room to which day and night were the same, Mr. Pascoe was always to be found bending over his hobbing foot, under a tiny yellow fan of gaslight which could be heard making a tenuous shrilling whenever the bootmaker looked up, and ceased riveting.

    London River

  • Striking a match, there was his apron shrouding his hobbing foot.

    London River

  • The woman who looks an unquestionable lady when she's with a polished-up fellow, looks a mere tawdry imitation article when she's hobbing and nobbing with a homely blade.

    The Woodlanders

  • And it's all very well for Larry Twentyman to be hobbing and nobbing with the likes of them Botseys.

    The American Senator

  • We gladly accepted his kind offer; he had made his bow, and was cruising amongst the smokers, and punch drinkers, where the blue coated masters of the English merchantmen and American skippers, were hobbing and nobbing with the gingham -- coated Dons, for the whole

    Tom Cringle's Log

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