dibs

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n dibs a claim of rights "I have dibs on that last slice of pizza"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • dibs A right or claim, such as the right of use, or of first choice; as, I have dibs on the binoculars after Jim is finished..
    • dibs A small amount of money.
    • dibs A sweet preparation or treacle of grape juice, much used in the East.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n dibs A thick molasses or syrup made in Syria by boiling down grape-juice; also, syrup or honey of dates.
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Usage

In literature:

He's got the dibs, you know; and Sissie wants the dibs even more than she wants yours truly.
"Hilda Wade" by Grant Allen
Did Dib dance in last night's pantomime?
"Frederick Chopin as a Man and Musician" by Frederick Niecks
In remaining six bars of "B," repeat dibbing and tapping as in the first six bars.
"The Morris Book" by Cecil J. Sharp
This heavenly eye (dib-ba-cakkhu) is not the same as the eye of truth (dhamma-cakkhu).
"Hinduism and Buddhism, Vol I. (of 3)" by Charles Eliot
That Ptolemy's Jaba-dib or dio was intended, however vaguely, for the island of Java, cannot be doubted.
"The History of Sumatra" by William Marsden
This brought Uncle Dib to the rescue.
"The Adventures of My Cousin Smooth" by Timothy Templeton
He lost and paid down the dibs.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 1, Complete" by Various
The basis of everything, sir, is dibs: what can ye do without it?
"Sunrise" by William Black
You're too mean and miserable to do anything but count your dibs.
"The Chequers" by James Runciman
By proceeding quietly I could "dib" the fly over the fish.
"Lines in Pleasant Places" by William Senior
He said he was goin' to get the dibs, but who from, or where from, I dunno', for he held his tongue so far.
"The Bishop's Secret" by Fergus Hume
In dibbing, almost any kind of fly will answer.
"The Teesdale Angler" by R Lakeland
What a life it must be to have plenty of the dibs, Jacob!
"Jacob's Ladder" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
The fellows say uncle wouldn't have married you if it hadn't been for the dibs.
"Sir Hilton's Sin" by George Manville Fenn
Dibs, it's too awful.
"John Ames, Native Commissioner" by Bertram Mitford
S'elp me, I'll get some dibs out o' this, or my bloomin' name ain't Shorty!
"A Woman's Burden" by Fergus Hume
DIB'DIN, Charles, an English dramatic manager and poet, composer and actor, born in 1745, died in 1814.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia" by Various
We don't have a bit of luck about the dibs, you and I.
"The Claw" by Cynthia Stockley
No dibs yet, though, so it's no use shouting.
"Mr. Punch's Cockney Humour" by Various
I insisted on Square-Peg's taking the five dibs.
"The Secrets of a Kuttite" by Edward O. Mousley
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In poetry:

I buy your ceäpe! No; Joe wull screäpe
Up dibs enough to buy your ceäpe.
As things do look, to meäke you fine
Is long Joe's business mwore than mine.
"Eclogue:--John, Jealous At Shroton Feäir" by William Barnes
Peggy said good morning and I said good bye,
When farmers dib the corn and laddies sow the rye.
Young Peggy's face was common sense and I was rather shy
When I met her in the morning when the farmers sow the rye.
"Peggy" by John Clare

In news:

In trading on Wednesday, shares of Dia Bras Explorations Inc (Toronto: DIB ) crossed above their 200 day moving average of $2.81, changing hands as high as $2.85 per share.
Locals get first dibs on "Thomas" tickets.
The last get first dibs .
NetJets has dibs on most Northolt slots.
He was born December 3, 1931, in Columbia, the son of the late Edgar Garrell "Dib" Garrett and Ruth (Corder) Garrett.
Oklahoma City, and Bruno's, Birmingham, Ala. Have dibs on Seessel Holdings Inc here, but a federal judge here will decide who gets the prize.
Your dog has dibs on at least one piece of furniture in your house.
Panoply 's First Dibs allows sneak peak to Art Marketplace.
Sneaker freaks right now are lining up outside Nike Town to get first dibs on Air Force 1 sneakers.
Hundreds of shoppers lined up outside the Lansing Mall as early as 3:00 am Friday to get first dibs on the toys at KB Toy Store.
Even if you didn't enter this contest, you should definitely check to see if it's someone you know so you can try and get first dibs on some great rock shows.
Shoppers rush to get first dibs on.
Shoppers rush to get first dibs on items at the annual Bainbridge Island Rummage Sale and Auction.
Shoppers rush to get first dibs on.
Shoppers rush to get first dibs on items at the annual Bainbridge Island Rummage Sale and Auction.
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In science:

As v is not a reliable quantity, we do not compute v as the gas velocity relative to the sink velocity but we prefer to set it to the average gas velocity dispersion in the ISM which is assumed constant and equal to σ = 10 km.s−1 (Dib et al. 2006; Agertz et al. 2009).
Jet-regulated cooling catastrophe
The DIB properties will be relevant to the discussion of reddening in the next section.
Five WC9 stars discovered in the AAO/UKST H-alpha Survey
Identification and measurement of the observed DIB features . λref and ref refer to the properties of HD 183143.
Five WC9 stars discovered in the AAO/UKST H-alpha Survey
As mentioned in section 4, both of the new WC9 stars lacking NIR dust excesses display DIB absorption features in their spectra.
Five WC9 stars discovered in the AAO/UKST H-alpha Survey
The EWs of these DIBs can be compared to those of HD 183143, the standard DIB reference object (Herbig 1995), in order to obtain a rough lower limit to the interstellar reddening.
Five WC9 stars discovered in the AAO/UKST H-alpha Survey
The EW and FWHM values of the DIB features were measured using the same spectral fitting procedure as was applied to the emission lin es, and the results are given in Table 7.
Five WC9 stars discovered in the AAO/UKST H-alpha Survey
The AV ,(DIB) values for WR 75c and 75d resulting from such a comparison are considerably lower than those estimated from their NIR colours in Table 6.
Five WC9 stars discovered in the AAO/UKST H-alpha Survey
DIB carriers – rather than with diffuse-cloud atomic gas tha t does. (see Herbig 1995 and references therein).
Five WC9 stars discovered in the AAO/UKST H-alpha Survey
DIB near 5780 ˚A, though it clearly does not extend into the Cu I feature.
A Comparison of Copper Abundances in Globular Cluster and Halo Field Giant Stars
Diffuse Interstellar Bands (DIBs, hereafter) are bands of variable strength and width of still unknown origin which appear overimposed on the spectra of bright but heavily reddened stars.
The use of Planetary Nebulae precursors in the study of Diffuse Interstellar Bands
On the other hand, the existence of families of DIBs (Krelowski & Walker 1987) suggests that there is not a unique carrier.
The use of Planetary Nebulae precursors in the study of Diffuse Interstellar Bands
Moreover, the species implicated must be ubiquitous in space, since DIBs have been detected towards a wide variety of astronomical sources, from comets to external galaxies.
The use of Planetary Nebulae precursors in the study of Diffuse Interstellar Bands
There are strong evidences that the relative strength of DIBs are correlated with the properties of the clouds in the line of sight.
The use of Planetary Nebulae precursors in the study of Diffuse Interstellar Bands
Investigations of DIBs in regions of different metallicity, chemical properties and UV radiation field may allow us to constrain the physico-chemical properties of the (different) DIB carriers.
The use of Planetary Nebulae precursors in the study of Diffuse Interstellar Bands
Since circumstellar shells are sources of replenishment of the interstellar medium, it seems reasonable to expect that DIB carriers may also be present in some of these shells.
The use of Planetary Nebulae precursors in the study of Diffuse Interstellar Bands
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