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This process is performed by girls, with the aid of what is called a “bob” or “glazer.”

"Bob, it's damned hard to find a straight-legged dog," laughed Danby.

"I thought I'd come back and tell you," said Bob Lewis, apologetically.

Captain Bob has been a Sandy Hook pilot for some years back.

"Cap'n Bob stopped it, sir," was sure to have been the proffered reply.

Well, we had it measured and I was right, and it cost her me fare and fifteen bob besides.

Come here tomorrow and let me know how she got through and I'll give ye five bob.'

There Bob enveloped him in his arms, struggling and kicking, and put him on the horse.

Bob ought to be a Christian; he won't be safe two minutes at a time until he is.

If I believe that, why don't I pray for Bob, so that he'll be converted?

WORD ORIGIN

"move with a short, jerking motion," late 14c., probably connected to Middle English bobben "to strike, beat" (late 13c.), perhaps of echoic origin. Another early sense was "to make a fool of, cheat" (early 14c.). Related: Bobbed; bobbing. The sense in bobbing for apples (or cherries) recorded by 1799.

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