• WordNet 3.6
    • v fob deceive somebody "We tricked the teacher into thinking that class would be cancelled next week"
    • n fob short chain or ribbon attaching a pocket watch to a man's vest
    • n fob an adornment that hangs from a watch chain
    • n fob a vest pocket to hold a pocket watch
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Fob A little pocket for a watch; -- callled also a watch pocket.
    • Fob a short chain or ribbon attached to a pocket watch, usually worn hanging out of the watch pocket, and used to conveniently remove the watch from the watch pocket.
    • Fob To beat; to maul.
    • Fob To cheat; to trick; to impose on.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • fob To cheat; trick; impose upon.
    • fob To beat; maltreat.
    • fob To pass off by a false representation; dispose of by deception: as, to fob off a worthless article on a customer.
    • n fob A tap on the shoulder, as from a bailiff.
    • n fob A cheat.
    • n fob A little pocket made in the waist-band of men's breeches or trousers as a receptacle for a watch.
    • n fob A watch-chain, or ribbon with buckle and seals or the like, such as is worn appended to the watch and hanging from the fob.
    • fob To put into a fob; pocket; get possession of.
    • fob To breathe hard or with heaving sides; gasp from violent running.
    • n fob Froth or foam.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Fob fob a trick
    • v.t Fob to cheat
    • n Fob fob a small pocket in the waistband of trousers for a watch: a chain with seals, &c., hanging from the fob.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. Prov. G. fuppe, pocket
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
If orig. a secret pocket, perh. connected with the above.


In literature:

A gold watch-chain and seals depended from his fob.
"The Law and Lawyers of Pickwick A Lecture" by Frank Lockwood
It was a small heart-shaped charm of crystal, probably intended for a watch-fob.
"The Little Colonel: Maid of Honor" by Annie Fellows Johnston
He was also very hungry probably, and he kept continually pulling out his watch and replacing it hurriedly in his fob.
"Marmaduke Merry" by William H. G. Kingston
The captain several times pulled his watch, resembling a big turnip in size, out of his fob.
"The Missing Ship" by W. H. G. Kingston
He put the watch in his fob and counted out fifteen pounds on the counter.
"Newton Forster" by Captain Frederick Marryat
I dare be sworn that he unbuttoned six overcoats before he reached his fob and drew out watch and purse.
"Two Sides of the Face" by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
It was not in any of his pockets; and I did not feel it in his fob.
"George Bowring - A Tale Of Cader Idris" by R. D. Blackmore
Pinchbeck metal was very much used for watch keys, the fob seals remaining in fashion until knee breeches went out.
"Chats on Household Curios" by Fred W. Burgess
Della doubled the fob chain in her hand and sat on the corner of the table near the door that he always entered.
"Children's Literature" by Charles Madison Curry
Not a ring or a watch-fob, or anything like that.
"Patty's Success" by Carolyn Wells

In poetry:

In that great swell, above your fobs,
A swell outdone by few,
If empty, then a dozen gods
Might dance a jig or two.
"To The Corpulent Counsellor W--" by William Hutton
The carrier is a poor old man—
See his gray locks, his wrinkles scan,
Look at him and admire!
His coat is thin, his jacket torn,
All but his fob and pockets worn —
Such is his poor attire.
"For The Carrier Of The Mirror. 1826" by John Gardiner Calkins Brainard

In news:

FOB , Anthrax Unite As Damned Things.
Marcus Smith 737 FOB Sharana APO AE 09311.
When locking key fobs were new, back in the 1980s, they would be set to a single, permanent frequency.
First, key fobs now jumble their codes.
But now he had a problem: the FOBs .
Long, ornate, gold chain, 822 links plus fob, approx 11' long 697 grams.
Vernon Jordan A Quintessential 'FOB'.
Rosewood Burgundy Pakkawood Key Fobs.
FOB CENTRAL US Dollars/hundredweight (unless otherwise stated) as of 3:00 PM.
Using a wireless transmitter in the shape of a fob, the receptionist can remotely unlock the front door even when away from her desk.
FOB Plant basis negotiated sales for delivery within 0-21 days including sales since last report, Values reflect US dollars per 100 pounds.
Dear Tom and Ray, I got an e-mail this morning from our company's internal security department about locking your car with the remote key fob.
FOB Tacoma » Joint Base Lewis-McChord » 3rd Brigade , 2nd Infantry Division » Here they come: Homecomings picking up at JBLM as 3rd Brigade 's tour winds down.
Red Jigged Bone Key chain /fob.
From rumble to roar with a key fob.

In science:

LM(m,by,[L]) −−−−→ L fM(m,by,[L]) −−−−→ L fM(m,by,[L])/M(m,by,[L]) −−−−→ π∗LM(m,by,[L]) Hence we obtain the compatibility of the obstruction theories Ob(m, by , [L]) and fOb(m, by , [L]) of Ms (by , [L], α∗ , δ) and fMs (by , [L], α∗ , δ).
A theory of the invariants obtained from the moduli stacks of stable objects on a smooth polarized surface
It is easy to see the compatibility of the obstruction theories fob(m, by) and fob2 (m, by , [O(−m)]) on the moduli stacks fMs (by , α∗ , +) and Ms (by , [O(−m)], α∗ , ǫ).
A theory of the invariants obtained from the moduli stacks of stable objects on a smooth polarized surface
In this case, R is evaluated using the observed fobs (λ) (as discussed above) which, of course, includes jet flux if there is any: this, however, gives a direct flux that is first order correct in small R.
A Simple Bipolar Jet Model for the Polarization of Core-Collapse Supernovae
Lemma fob_free_functor : forall g a fo fm x, free_functor_property g a fo fm -> inc x (vertices g) -> fob (free_functor g a fo fm) x = fo x.
Files for Gabriel-Zisman localization
Lemma free_functor_property_fob_fmor : forall g a f, Functor.axioms f -> Graph.axioms g -> source f = freecat g -> target f = a -> free_functor_property g a (fob f) (fun u => fmor f (freecat_edge u)).
Files for Gabriel-Zisman localization