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  • n. Plural form of nobbler.


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  • The elixir gurgled and glittered before his fascinated eyes until the pannikin held enough for two stiff nobblers, without evoking any polite verbal restraint.

    The Confessions of a Beachcomber

  • Stake out sixty-eight and see if you can catch any would-be nobblers in the act. '


  • 'By G----!' was their simultaneous exclamation, 'this is a land to live in, where you can get two nobblers of English ale for fourpence! let us drink our shilling's-worth.'

    Town Life in Australia

  • There is a current story -- which I know to be true -- of two well-known colonials, who, on landing from the P. and 0. steamer at Southampton, immediately entered the first public-house, and asked for 'two nobblers of English ale.'

    Town Life in Australia

  • Besides the champagne drunk for show, there is -- in spite of a 20s. a dozen duty -- a large quantity consumed in the way of nobblers, and at dinner by wealthy men.

    Town Life in Australia

  • The poor fellow meets so many friends in town, that by the end of the day he has probably had more nobblers than are altogether good for him.

    Town Life in Australia

  • Government all the trouble; and if a few nobblers make him feel as if he might have some good chances yet, and that it doesn't so much matter after all, why shouldn't he drink?

    Robbery under Arms; a story of life and adventure in the bush and in the Australian goldfields

  • Why, he is that miserable that he wonders why he don’t hang himself, and save the Government all the trouble; and if a few nobblers make him feel as if he might have some good chances yet, and that it doesn’t so much matter after all, why shouldn’t he drink?

    Robbery Under Arms

  • Then the man in charge rode up to the inn, the Traveller’s Rest, a pretty long rest for some of ’em (as a grave here and there with four panels of shickery two-rail fence round it showed), and shouted nobblers round for us.

    Robbery Under Arms

  • a couple of bottles of Pain-killer from a hawker's waggon he stumbled across, and those who were in his vicinity toasted one another and the general run of the diggings in nobblers of it; but it was not a success, and the festive season was even less exhilarating to the revellers than it was to those who had not participated in the "find."

    Colonial Born A tale of the Queensland bush


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