gob

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n gob informal terms for the mouth
    • n gob a lump of slimy stuff "a gob of phlegm"
    • n gob a man who serves as a sailor
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Gob A little mass or collection; a small quantity; a mouthful.
    • n Gob gŏb (Mining) Same as Goaf.
    • Gob The mouth. "One a penny, two a penny, hot cross buns,
      Butter them and sugar them and put them in your muns ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n gob The mouth.
    • n gob A mouthful; hence, a little mass or collection; a dab; a lump.
    • n gob In coal-mining, the refuse or waste material from the workings in a mine; attle. It is used to pack the goaves, so as to support the roof.
    • gob In coal-mining, to pack away refuse so as to get rid of it and at the same time to help to keep the workings from caving in.
    • gob To brag; boast.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Gob gob the mouth: a mouthful, lump: refuse coal
    • v.i Gob to pack away such as a support to the walls
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. gob, morsel; cf. F. gobe, gobbe, a poisoned morsel, poison ball, gobet, a piece swallowed, gober, to swallow greedily and without tasting; cf. Gael. & Ir. gob, mouth, snout, W. gwp, a bird's head and neck. Cf. Gobble Job (n.)

Usage

In literature:

A dozen more followed his lead, squirming up and staring, shaking gobs of mud from their fur.
"The Native Soil" by Alan Edward Nourse
I've got to find a profession that'll give me a bigger chance than poor Dad had, so I can marry young and have lots and gob-lots of kids.
"Still Jim" by Honoré Willsie Morrow
Philip got it nesting up Gob-ny-Garvain.
"The Manxman A Novel - 1895" by Hall Caine
I'll bet we could see the gobs on that battle-ship if we had the glasses.
"Eve to the Rescue" by Ethel Hueston
Down along the track the Wildcat's feet tore up great gobs of right-of-way.
"Lady Luck" by Hugh Wiley
She don't even drop the fork that she's usin' to twist up a gob of spaghetti on.
"Odd Numbers" by Sewell Ford
The muck gave every step a slurping sound, and it clung in gobs.
"Smugglers' Reef" by John Blaine
By June 24, 1915, the Russians had occupied Gob, a town twenty-five miles north of Lake Van.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume III (of VIII)" by Various
Gobs of generous Gazoopis!
"Kid Scanlan" by H. C. Witwer
Were there straggling ends, frozen gobs of metal?
"Two Thousand Miles Below" by Charles Willard Diffin
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In poetry:

There are very huge stars, man, in the sky,
and from somewhere very far off someone hands
me a slice of apple pie,
with a gob of white, white ice cream on top of it,
and I eat it—
"A Wicker Basket" by Robert Creeley

In news:

EL SABOR DOMINICANO is 10 years old and offers gobs of wholesome, tasty, sometimes exotic dishes at bargain basement prices, yet most Long Islanders (even adventurous ones) don't know that it exists.
On April 21, GOB Gymnastics, Dance and Cheerleading hosted the twelfth annual Scramble competition GOB received first place in level four.
Surely I am not the only one who has harbored secret dreams of being an heiress — not the nouveau riche kind with a reality television crew trailing behind me, but the sort with a full staff, gobs of silver and afternoons spent on the hunt.
Gobs of white foam spew onto Tokyo street.
GOB, Buster, George Michael and the rest of the 'Arrested Development' gang are headed for the big screen.
Las Vegas, NV, Aug 8 —No doubt you've been gob-smacked by the price and horsepower escalation that has gradually overtaken the GT motorcycle world.
Is Kansas City going to be the city Version 2.0 of Seattle, Austin or Boston, attracting gobs of young people eager to live an urban lifestyle in or near a hip downtown while creating lots of cool high-tech companies?Maybe.
Gobs To combat allegations of elitism, Obama has tried to remind people of his working-class upbringing and early-life struggles — which apparently continued long into adulthood.
Women perceive that the GOP (Grand Old Party) is really the GOB (Grand Old Boys).
It's thorough, and it challenges the notion that if we just lather on gobs of the stuff, we're safe.
This rich, but silky-smooth porter 's got gobs of both, along with toffee, licorice stick, burnt toast, roasted almond and shoo-fly pie.
With gobs of "investment capital" stuffed in their pockets by special interests, they couldn't even manage the temporary business of winning an election.
A number of concerned citizens attended the meeting at Bethel Inn last week (see Bethel Citizen) and were provided with solid facts, including a gob of the dark, smelly tar sand .
Looking to save gobs of cash on your district's electric bill.
7 skis The strongest skis are typically layered with gobs of fabric and resin.
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In science:

The entropy of the system is given by Smc = k log G(E , V , N ) (k being the Boltzmann constant) whereas the entropy of the observable subsystem is Smc obs = k log gobs (Eobs , Vobs , Nobs).
Thermodynamics - a valuable approach to multifragmentation?
In other words, if the system is sufficiently large (E → ∞, N → ∞) gobs · gunobs is very sharply peaked and the sums in eq. 1 can be replaced for all practical purposes by the largest term.
Thermodynamics - a valuable approach to multifragmentation?
Suppose we have n individual samples, then let Gobs denote the set of all typed genotypes across all individuals and gi obs denote the typed genotypes for individual i.
Using linear predictors to impute allele frequencies from summary or pooled genotype data
Gobs and the current estimate for ( ˆµ, ˆΣ).
Using linear predictors to impute allele frequencies from summary or pooled genotype data
The observed (rescaled) values of gobs(res) are listed in Table I.
Evidence for departure from \Lambda CDM with LSS
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