• WordNet 3.6
    • n nob informal term for an upper-class or wealthy person
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Nob A person in a superior position in life; a nobleman.
    • n Nob The head.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n nob The head.
    • n nob In gunnery, the plate under the swing-bed for the head of an elevating-screw.
    • n nob Same as knobstick, 2.
    • n nob A point counted in the game of cribbage for holding the knave of trumps.
    • nob To beat: strike.
    • n nob A member of the aristocracy; a swell.
    • n nob An abbreviation of nobis.
    • n nob In cribbage, the jack of the same suit as the starter held in either hand or crib.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Nob nob the head: a knobstick
    • n Nob nob a superior sort of person
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Abbrev. fr. noble,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A contr. of nobleman.


In literature:

Their names were Nob and Nell.
"The Story of My Boyhood and Youth" by John Muir
A regular nob like you, nabbed for the first time, and for such a long figure, sir, sure not to be diddled.
"Henrietta Temple A Love Story" by Benjamin Disraeli
The person who is supposed to have my welfare at heart is hob-nobbing with my traducers.
"Grace Harlowe's Problem" by Jessie Graham Flower
The strict neutrality she had endeavored to maintain on Scutchemsee Nob, in order to make peace, would it not keep them both her suitors?
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 100, February, 1866" by Various
Oh, my eye, there's a nob!
"My Friend Smith" by Talbot Baines Reed
Jack Nobs behaved very well, but cried in sympathy when Auguste was scolded.
"James Braithwaite, the Supercargo" by W.H.G. Kingston
The nob shown at the right centre is the Pinnacle, and marks the enemy trench.
"The 28th: A Record of War Service in the Australian Imperial Force, 1915-19, Vol. I" by Herbert Brayley Collett
To the southern part the "nobs" gave the name of "Princess Royal".
"History of Australia and New Zealand" by Alexander Sutherland
The bonanza king residence section was Nob Hill, an eminence near the business part of the city.
"Complete Story of the San Francisco Horror" by Richard Linthicum
Then the two nobs that insulted me on the ship shall hear from me.
"Up The Baltic" by Oliver Optic
Lucky for His Nobs she didn't let a bullet into him by mistake.
"Across the Mesa" by Jarvis Hall
They closed, and a terrific struggle ensued, in the course of which Jones got his adversary's "Nob" into "Chancery.
"The Foreign Tour of Messrs. Brown, Jones and Robinson" by Richard Doyle
It belangs to me, and nob'dy else.
"Shirley" by Charlotte Brontë
Nob Hill comes, of right, in the place of honour; but the two other hills of San Francisco are more entertaining to explore.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Don't you get coming the nob over me, Mr. Deacon Brodie, or I'll smash you.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson, Volume XV" by Robert Louis Stevenson
How could anything but a reverent study of Debrett have given such an insight into the names of Nobs' houses?
"When Ghost Meets Ghost" by William Frend De Morgan
One would think this was San Francisco, and some swell house on Nob Hill.
"Ancestors" by Gertrude Atherton
Terry, that made your nob ring like a forty-shilling pot!
"St. Patrick's Eve" by Charles James Lever
It was the dentists took up the dodge first, and the nobs followed them.
"Davenport Dunn, Volume 1 (of 2) A Man Of Our Day" by Charles James Lever
The shadow of the termination now descended in sable thunder-clouds upon our devoted nobs.
"The Wouldbegoods" by E. Nesbit

In poetry:

He could sit on a bucking brumbie
Like a nob in an easy chair,
And chop his name with a greenhide fall
On the flank of a flying steer.
"My Mate Bill" by Anonymous Oceania
To smoke the nobs out of their holes
we’ll light a fire through all the world,
a bloody fire through all the world –
Lord, bless our souls!
"from The Twelve" by Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Blok
That trip we had several big nobs on the ship
Amongst them was Hitler, the Great
And two Yiddisher sea gulls were flying above
And saying, "That's him, now aim straight."
"The Sailor" by Billy Bennett
Said John Bull,--"This 'ere Kaiser's a slob,
And 'is word isn't worth 'arf a bob,
(If I lets Belgium suffer,
I'm a blank bloomin' duffer)
So 'ere goes for a crack at 'is nob."
"Modern Diplomacy, Or How The War Was Started" by Abner Cosens
How slowly learns the child at school
The names of all the nobs that rule
From Ponsonby to Pennant;
Ere his bewildered mind find rest,
Knowing his host can be a Guest,
His landlord is a Tennant.
"Songs Of Education: IV. Citizenship" by Gilbert Keith Chesterton
I knoo. Somewhere inside me silly nob
I knoo wot thort it is she won't explain.
She feared, if I got with the old, crook mob
In Spadgers Lane
That I might miss the step. I've never queered
The pitch in eight long years; an' yet she feared.
"Termarter Sorce" by C J Dennis

In news:

Sam Etheridge has received quite a buzz leading up to Nob Hill Bar and Grill's opening.
Fire destroys former Hob- Nob Restaurant.
Michael Mina Executive chef, Aqua, and Charles Nob Hill, San Francisco.
Nob Hill Foods here cut energy costs at least 20% at its new store in Gilroy, primarily from more efficient refrigeration, lighting and high-velocity air-conditioning systems.
Nob Hill Bar & Grill.
Complete details for Nob Hill Bar & Grill.
Small businesses are leaving Nob Hill .
The City is partnering with Nob Hill Main Street to bring you the Twinkle Light Parade and Nob Hill Shop and Stroll.
The 2012 Twinkle Light Parade is moving to Nob Hill .
Raley's Family of Fine Stores, which owns Nob Hill , reached a tentative agreement with United Food and Commercial Workers after nine days of strikes.
Union ends strike at Nob Hill .
Celebration of Love Wedding Chapel Nob Hill .
A Celebration of Love Wedding Chapel is located in the historic Nob Hill Area of Albuquerque.
Two people were injured in a stabbing at or near a battery store in San Francisco's Lower Nob Hill neighborhood Friday afternoon, a fire dispatcher said.
San Francisco homicide detectives are investigating the killing of a 65-year-old man in his Nob Hill apartment.

In science:

NOB effects on the center-roll Reynoldsnumber, which roughly behaves like Re/ReOB ≈ (β (Tc )/β (Tm ))1/2 .
Large scale dynamics in turbulent Rayleigh-Benard convection
Reynolds-number measurements using water (Ahlers et al. (2006a)) were still unable to resolve NOB effects within their resolution of one or two percent even though ∆ was as large as 38 K.
Large scale dynamics in turbulent Rayleigh-Benard convection
Note that some of the large Ra data probably are influenced by NOB effects.
Large scale dynamics in turbulent Rayleigh-Benard convection
Nobs is the number of observed candidate events selected in the data sample, Nbkg is the estimated number of background events mimicking the signal, R Ldt is the integrated luminosity of the data sample analyzed, and ǫ is the overall efficiency of observing the produced events of interest.
Proceedings for TASI 2009 Summer School on "Physics of the Large and the Small": Introduction to the LHC experiments
Step 2 : Add noise According to the WMAP team [14, 15], the instrumental noise is expected to exhibit a Gaussian distribution and the noise variance in a given pixel is inversely proportional to the number of observations of that pixel, Nobs .
Test for anisotropy in the mean of the CMB temperature fluctuation in spherical harmonic space
We add random noise considering the inhomogeneity of Nobs to all pure Gaussian maps.
Test for anisotropy in the mean of the CMB temperature fluctuation in spherical harmonic space
N l obs (t, εe )/Nobs , where l (= 1, 2, 3, and 4) denotes the four quadrants: (t′ < t, ε′ e < εe), (t′ > t, ε′ e < εe), (t′ < t, ε′ e > εe ), and (t′ > t, ε′ e > εe ).
Future Detection of Supernova Neutrino Burst and Explosion Mechanism
Table 1: Number of expected background events Nbkgd , observed events Nobs in data and the expected total signal efficiency (for m˜t = 120 GeV) after al l the cuts in search for RPV mSUGRA in decays of stop pair are applied.
Recent Results in Search for New Physics at the Tevatron (Run 1)
Nobs = Xk Z Aef f (k , E , Θ)F (k , E , Θ) dE dΘ The term effective area is used because Aef f (k , E , Θ) has units of area and can be interpreted as the geometrical area of a fictitious detector with detection efficiency of 100% independent of a particle’s core position over its extent and zero outside.
Search for Gamma Ray Emission from Galactic Plane with Milagro
The normalization term Lnorm is the Poisson probability to observe Nobs events when the expected number of events is Nexp (∆m2 , sin2 2θ , f ).
The Results of Oscillation Analysis in K2K Experiment And An Overview of JHFnu Experiment
The expected number of ob jects in the sample, is given by Nob j = nVeff , where Veff is the effective volume of the sample and n = f ρ0/M .
Monte Carlo simulations of the halo white dwarf population
On the other hand, for long patterns the cost is linear in L; in fact —as suggested by (2) again— the typical occurrence numbers in this case are Nobs = 0 or Nobs = 1, so the cost becomes essentially independent of Nobs and proportional to L.
Faster exact Markovian probability functions for motif occurrences: a DFA-only approach
In this paper we show how a formulation of motif counting in terms of systolic DFAs (see Section 2.2) allows us to directly deduce an algorithm with cost O (a × s × (Nobs + 1) × L), that is, equivalent in complexity to that presented in .
Faster exact Markovian probability functions for motif occurrences: a DFA-only approach
As mentioned before, however, supposing that a given motif has been found Nobs times it is not easy to define and compute what the expected occurrence probability p(Nobs ) should be: i.e., it is not easy to guess whether the measured number Nobs is a priori large or small.
Faster exact Markovian probability functions for motif occurrences: a DFA-only approach
N max obs ]; in fact, this effect may be obtained just by truncating the automaton after (Nobs + 1) basic blocks, and letting the probability flux which should go to higher stages simply disperse.
Faster exact Markovian probability functions for motif occurrences: a DFA-only approach