EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LOB

"There was a lob," cried Freney, as he rubbed his hands together.

If they lob, I will try to get out in time to volley it back.

You will play in right field and lob them in if they come in your direction.

Remember that, with a cold in your head, you will have to say to her: 'I lob you, be darling.

The lob is a most important and useful stroke and should be constantly practised.

Lob and Puck, poor frantic elves, Drag their treasures from the shelves.

The gun in the fortress does not lob its shell, but throws it.

Half-beaten horses measure distance with great accuracy, and lob over very large places, when properly ridden.

Passed two Pagodas, each of nine stories, and made a romantic cut-off, via Lob Creek.

The superlative is expressed by the particle hach, which is prefixed;—lob, bad; hachlob, very bad.

WORD ORIGIN

"send up in a slow, high arc," 1824 (implied in lobbing), but the word existed 16c. in various senses suggesting heavy, pendant, or floppy things, and probably is ultimately from an unrecorded Old English word; cf. East Frisian lobbe "hanging lump of flesh," Dutch lob "hanging lip, ruffle, hanging sleeve," Danish lobbes "clown, bumpkin." Related: Lobbed; lobbing. The noun in this sense is from 1875, from the verb.

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