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Dry-bob

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Dry-bob a slang name used at Eton for boys who play cricket, football, &c.—opp. to the Wet-bob, who makes rowing his recreation
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. dr['y]ge; cf. Dut. droog, Ger. trocken.

Usage

In literature:

Do you never commit dry-bobs or flashes in the pan?
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete." by Francois Rabelais
Thus we will get rid of these dry bobs, the mice.
"The Golden Fleece and the Heroes who Lived Before Achilles" by Padraic Colum
Do you never commit dry-bobs or flashes in the pan?
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Book V." by Francois Rabelais
When the air is clear and dry On BOB WILLIAMS keep your eye.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 159, October 6, 1920" by Various
Bob Bangs was led to one of the staterooms and offered a dry suit of clothes, which he put on.
"Randy of the River" by Horatio Alger Jr.
Before ascending the hill Bob and his companion gathered each an armful of dry grass and weeds.
"George at the Fort" by Harry Castlemon
These "bobs" are attached to pumps which work continually to keep the mines dry.
"Personal Reminiscences in Book Making" by R.M. Ballantyne
Bob Bacon pushed past Mark, went down upon one knee, and began feeling the dry grass.
"Dead Man's Land" by George Manville Fenn
Bob sank down on a dry-goods box and put his twitching face in his hands.
"The Fighting Edge" by William MacLeod Raine
Bob, lad, hold th' candle, now, whilst I get some dry clothes.
"The Gaunt Gray Wolf" by Dillon Wallace
The boys divide themselves into "dry bobs" and "wet bobs," the former devoted to cricket and the latter to boating.
"England, Picturesque and Descriptive" by Joel Cook
Bob Winston's the sort of fellow to look out for himself, and he had this thing all cut and dried.
"Hope Mills" by Amanda M. Douglas
He found Bob washing dishes and Betty drying them.
"Betty Gordon in the Land of Oil" by Alice B. Emerson
A pendulum with a rod of dry varnished deal is tolerably compensated by a bob of lead or of zinc 10-1/2 to 13 in.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 5" by Various
You purty much all-ays air dry, Bob.
"The Graysons" by Edward Eggleston
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In poetry:

O reader, or readress, whichever you be,
You weep for the crew who have sunk in the sea?
O reader, or readress, read farther, and dry
The bright sympathetic ka-bob in your eye.
"Brave Alum Bey" by William Schwenck Gilbert

In news:

I added water and some fresh grated ginger to ¼-cup dry Bob's Red Mill 5 Grain Rolled Hot Cereal, popped it in the microwave for two minutes, then folded in a chopped organic green apple and some sliced almonds.
Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert didn't get the dry track he wanted for.
The group had wet and dry suits to stay warm in the 56-degree water BOB BRAWDY — Tri-City Herald Buy Photo.
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