toby

Definitions

  • PUNCH, TOBY, AND THE CLOWN
    PUNCH, TOBY, AND THE CLOWN
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n toby a drinking mug in the shape of a stout man wearing a three-cornered hat
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Additional illustrations & photos:

TOBY STRIKES A BARGAIN TOBY STRIKES A BARGAIN
TOBY AND HIS NEW FRIEND TOBY AND HIS NEW FRIEND
TOBY'S FIRST NIGHT RIDE TOBY'S FIRST NIGHT RIDE
TOBY GETS HIS SUPPER TOBY GETS HIS SUPPER
TOBY IS INTRODUCED TO THE ALBINOS TOBY IS INTRODUCED TO THE ALBINOS
TOBY SITS DOWN ON MR. STUBBS TOBY SITS DOWN ON MR. STUBBS
TOBY IN THE "WOMEN'S WAGON." TOBY IN THE "WOMEN'S WAGON."
MR. STUBBS AND TOBY'S MONEY MR. STUBBS AND TOBY'S MONEY

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The original Toby jugs were modelled on Harry 'Toby' Elwes a Yorkshireman
    • n Toby A small jug, pitcher, or mug, generally used for ale, shaped somewhat like a stout man, with a cocked hat forming the brim.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n toby A kind of cheap cigar.
    • n toby A small jug usually representing in its form a stout old man with a three-cornered hat, the angles of which form spouts for pouring out the liquor contained in the vessel: it is frequently used as a mug.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Toby tō′bi a beer-mug shaped like an old man with three-cornered hat.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Perh. from the proper name

Usage

In literature:

Toby Trundle, however, took things very easily.
"James Braithwaite, the Supercargo" by W.H.G. Kingston
Taking with us four horses to bring home the game we expected to kill, and followed by Boxer and Toby, we started off.
"With Axe and Rifle" by W.H.G. Kingston
That must be old Ben's, and he probably has Toby with him, and they appear to have a passenger.
"Roger Willoughby" by William H. G. Kingston
Both the Tobies were away from home on a short visit, and Toni was obliged to proceed alone.
"The Making of a Soul" by Kathlyn Rhodes
The difficulty was, to get my uncle Toby to look at one at all.
"The Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to Prose, Vol. IV (of X)--Great Britain and Ireland II" by Various
EXTRACTED FROM THE DIARY OF TOBY, M.P.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 104, February 11, 1893" by Various
Here, Toby, what d'ye think of that for a saddle?
"Chums of the Camp Fire" by Lawrence J. Leslie
The first I knew your Ma was calling him Toby, and had turned him loose.
"Letters from a Self-Made Merchant to His Son" by George Horace Lorimer
Adventures of Nell, Eddie, and Toby.
"The Dash for Khartoum" by George Alfred Henty
EXTRACTED FROM THE DIARY OF TOBY, M.P.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 104, February 18, 1893" by Various
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In poetry:

Now pull my shirt over my head,
I'm naked sole to crown,
And that's the end of fifty years
Tobying up and down.’
"A Dressed Man" by George Orwell
Hey, Toby, Toby, Toby!—Dead?
The silence is a flood
That closes, choking, overhead,
And chills the living blood.
"Toby" by John Le Gay Brereton
Are the outside winds too rough?
Is the world not wide enough?
Go, my winged verse, and try,--
Go, like Uncle Toby's fly!
"Opening The Window" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Turnips, apples, hops and peas,
And the spike when times are slack,
Fifty years I've tobied it
For these clothes upon my back.’
"A Dressed Man" by George Orwell

In news:

Toby's Corner, in his stakes debut for trainer Graham Motion, collared.
The Wiener Roast at Toby's.
Toby Keith's Wild Shot Tequila.
2011 Clay City girls at Toby Yoho Tourney vs Forest Park.
Hank Williams, Jr was honored with a CMT Giants concert featuring Tim McGraw, Alan Jackson, Toby Keith and Kid Rock among others.
For the last five years, Toby and Laura Terry have made it their mission to make kids smile on Christmas morning.
Daily Sun photo/Deanna Kirk Paul Hooper, president and CEO of the Corsicana Chamber of Commerce, presented Sgt Toby Romack with a plaque as the Salvation Army hosted a Business After Hours and Open House Tuesday.
China's Chong He posted the top qualifying score in the men's 3m springboard semifinals (Toby Melville/Reuters).
Golden Eagles Lt Carl "TobyÓ Davis, Lt Michael "XtremeÓ Tem, Lt Cmdr.
Norman resident and country music star Toby Keith is on Forbes' annual list of highest-earning music stars.
With the help of family, Toby Linn participates in events as assisted athlete.
Toby Keith, Lady Antebellum, Eric Church & more are coming for Country Thunder 2013 and so is Brantley Gilbert, Tracy Lawrence, Justin Moore and more.
Toby Talbot / AP Photo.
There will be a bus trip to Toby's Dinner Theatre in Columbia, Md.
A fire sparked at Toby's Candle & Soap Shop around 1:15 am Saturday.
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In science:

We thank James Zhang, Sue Sierra, Tom Lenagan, Agata Smoktunowicz, Toby Stafford, Zinovy Reichstein, Lance Small, and Jairo Gon¸calves for many valuable discussions.
Free subalgebras of division algebras over uncountable fields
Gent,Ian P. and Walsh,Toby: The SAT Phase Transition. 11th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence Edited by A.
Phase Transition in Unrestricted Random SAT
We would like to thank many people for inspiring discussions, including Boaz Barak, Salman Beigi, Fernando Brand˜ao, Toby Cubitt, Sevag Gharibian, Leonid Gurvits, Julia Kempe, Hirotada Kobayashi, Harumichi Nishimura, Thomas Vidick, Andreas Winter and Xiaodi Wu.
Testing product states, quantum Merlin-Arthur games and tensor optimisation
I am indebted to Warren Smith for numerous email exchanges and for his critical observations that led to a counterexample, which in turn has led to the investigation above. I also wish to thank Peter Hannaford, Toby Ord and Andres Sicard for support and discussion.
A mathematical proof for a ground-state identification criterion
Toby Gee, A modularity lifting theorem for weight two Hilbert modular forms, Math.
Automorphic lifts of prescribed types
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