• WordNet 3.6
    • n goby small spiny-finned fish of coastal or brackish waters having a large head and elongated tapering body having the ventral fins modified as a sucker
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Due to the deforestation of the forests in North China, over one million tons of sands blows into Beijing from the Gobi desert. It sometimes causes the sky to turn yellow.
    • n Goby (Zoöl) One of several species of small marine fishes of the genus Gobius and allied genera.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n goby A fish of the genus Gobius or family Gobiidæ; a gobiid.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Goby gō′bi a genus of small carnivorous sea-fishes, with nests of seaweed.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. gobie, L. gobius, gobio, Gr. Cf. Gudgeon
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. gobius—Gr. kōbios.


In literature:

You know how angry you told me the people were about Mrs. Goby.
"Middlemarch" by George Eliot
Her name was Selina Goby.
"The Moonstone" by Wilkie Collins
Say that Mrs Goby wants to see him at once.
"New Grub Street" by George Gissing
"Actions and Reactions" by Rudyard Kipling
By the Malays it is called "Burong rajah," or King Bird, and by the natives of the Aru Islands "Goby-goby.
"The Malay Archipelago" by Alfred Russell Wallace
No white man has ever crossed the low land of the Gobi.
"The Sleuth of St. James's Square" by Melville Davisson Post
The excellent Captain Goby, wandered about the country with them.
"The Newcomes" by William Makepeace Thackeray
Perhaps you will not think the Spotted Goby so clever at nest-building as the Stickleback.
"Within the Deep" by R. Cadwallader Smith
On the left the view is over the interminable steppes of the Gobi.
"The Adventures of a Special Correspondent" by Jules Verne
Nature seems to have made the goby in one of her most freakish moods.
"The Seven Great Monarchies Of The Ancient Eastern World, Vol 1. (of 7): Chaldaea" by George Rawlinson
He was about to join some expedition heading into the Gobi.
"Ralestone Luck" by Andre Norton
East of the Gobi Pamir barrier there has slowly grown up under these new conditions the Chinese system.
"Anticipations" by Herbert George Wells
Did any of you ever see a goby?
"Ernest Bracebridge" by William H. G. Kingston
"With The Night Mail" by Rudyard Kipling
Gobi wanted annual rainfall cut from 60 to 45 centimeters.
"It's All Yours" by Sam Merwin
Some said he was the son of a Caucasian woman lost in the Gobi and rescued by a mad lama of Tibet, who became father of Moyen.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science April 1930" by Various
Gobi, dry climate of, i.
"History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume II (of 2)" by John William Draper
GOBIES, nidification of, ii.
"The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex" by Charles Darwin
I fear the Gobies and the Gabies are turning in their graves.
"The ghosts of their ancestors" by Weymer Jay Mills
Their own traditions ascribe their original home to the west of the sandy desert of Gobi stretching between China and Tibet.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 6" by Various

In news:

Round gobys at the Great Lakes Aquarium in Duluth, Minn.
Cleaner gobies are another option for this purpose.
Gobi Mongolian Grill serves up chicken grilled with noodles and vegetables, hot and sour soup, and a variety of fruit.
Firehose 's brand of alternative rock drew a smaller than expected crowd to the Gobi Tent Saturday but those who were there witnessed a loud and mostly stellar performance, minus some microphone issues.
LAS CRUCES —The Las Cruces Fire Department is calling a house fire on the 5000 block of Gobi Lane "suspicious in nature" in a news release.
Jean Lurcat " Gobi " Tapestry, ca 1950 PBS.
Dinosaurs of the Gobi .
Gobi Mongolian Grill serves up chicken grilled with noodles and vegetables, hot and sour soup, and a variety of fruit.
The platoon of gobies provides a last line of defense against toxic seaweed.
When biologists sampled the lagoon in 2005, 99 per cent of all the fish they caught were tidewater gobies .
The total catch, if you're wondering, was 9314 fish of all species, which would work out to 9220 tidewater gobies .
Why did gobies become the food of choice for smallmouth.
Gobies lack a swim bladder and simply "hop" around rockpiles, balancing on their laughably-sized pectoral fins.
"The Drop Shot Goby revolutionized the drop shot world up here because the forage base is nearly 100 percent gobies ," he said.
DocuLex Releases Archive Studio's Goby Capture V5.