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- n. Archaic spelling of hobo.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as hautboy, oboe.
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If thy leader wants to know how the man in street feels about his mob, then put on the outfit of a hoboe if he wants the opinion of the down trodden or nice jacket if wishes to find out the feelings of the middle strata, and always remove those intimidating epaulets and take a gander.
Sometimes I allow they change it to 'slap-sided hoboe,' or somethin 'more fancy.
It's me to mush up the features of any hoboe who don't know better than to grin when I'm throwin 'the hot air.
If it was Standing, or that tough hoboe feller who calls himself Bat
50 254 The tramp‥can scarcely be distinguished from the dyed-in-the wool hoboe.