There was a kettle on the hob, as there had been night and day for fifteen years.
Shan't I be glad when I get richer and better known, and hob and nob with him!'
The fire was burning brightly, and the kettle was singing on the hob.
His tea was ready for him on the hob, and they all tried who should help him to it most.
The kettle will be coming soon to sing on the hob: and that will do nearly as well.
Hob or nob is explained by him to mean "Will you have a glass of wine or not?"
Hob, nob is applied by Shakspeare to another alternative, viz.
The kettle chooses to sit still on the hob; the eagle to recline on the air.
“Come, doctor, let you and I hob and nob,” said the first-lieutenant.
He rose then, and attentively poked in a small saucepan on the hob with a fork.