juba

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • juba (Bot) A loose panicle, the axis of which falls to pieces, as in certain grasses.
    • juba (Zoöl) The mane of an animal.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n juba In zoology, the long, thick-set hair on the neck, chest, or back of certain quadrupeds; a mane.
    • n juba In botany, a loose panicle with the axis deliquescent; also, a dense cluster of awns, as in the spikes of some grasses.
    • n juba A characteristic dance of the plantation negroes in the southern United States. It is performed by one or more dancers, and is accompanied in a rollicking manner by the spectators, who keep time by clapping the hands, slapping or patting the knee or thigh (called patting juba), tapping the ground with the foot, and occasionally joining in a childish refrain in which the word juba is often repeated. It is an invariable feature in the negro breakdown.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Juba jōō′ba a negro breakdown or rustic dance, in which the spectators clap hands, slap their thighs, and sing verses with juba as a refrain.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., a mane

Usage

In literature:

Others were of opinion it was proper to apply to Africa, and to Juba in particular.
"The Boys' and Girls' Plutarch" by Plutarch
He's the divil on wheels, bangin' thim horses about as though he was King Juba.
"Thoroughbreds" by W. A. Fraser
But it seemed to give pleasure to Juba, who regarded it as a compliment to her cookery.
"The Young Bank Messenger" by Horatio Alger
At nine o'clock Juba entered the room.
"A Cousin's Conspiracy" by Horatio Alger
Let us glance at the Dance Rhyme "Juba" with its Supplement, "Juba!
"Negro Folk Rhymes" by Thomas W. Talley
She came yesterday to the camp, Juba says.
"Nine Little Goslings" by Susan Coolidge
Not to be outdone by Sam, Ben joined in the dance, and several lads began to "pat juba" as loudly as possible.
"Dave Porter in the Far North" by Edward Stratemeyer
Asinius Pollio spent L10,800, King Juba L13,050, and the family of the Cethegi L15,150 for a single slab.
"Intarsia and Marquetry" by F. Hamilton Jackson
The mother frowned at Juba, a little wearily.
"Step IV" by Rosel George Brown
Juba this and Juba that, Hold you partner where you at.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves." by Work Projects Administration
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In poetry:

Young Orme and Juba then he led
Into a room, in which there were
For each of the two boys a bed,
A table, and a wicker chair.
"Conquest Of Prejudice" by Charles Lamb
Of ships and seas and foreign coast
Juba can speak, for he has been
A voyager: and Orme can boast
He London's famous town has seen.
"Conquest Of Prejudice" by Charles Lamb
Unto a Yorkshire school was sent
A negro youth to learn to write,
And the first day young Juba went
All gazed on him as a rare sight.
"Conquest Of Prejudice" by Charles Lamb
A month in this lone chamber Orme
Is sentenced during all that time
To view no other face or form
Than Juba's parched by Afric clime.
"Conquest Of Prejudice" by Charles Lamb
No savage more portentous stain'd
Apulia's spacious wilds with gore;
None fiercer Juba's thirsty land,
Dire nurse of raging lions, bore.
"Horace: Book 1, Ode 22" by Samuel Johnson
Now Orme and Juba are good friends;
The school, by Orme's example won,
Contend who most shall make amends
For former slights to Afric's son.
"Conquest Of Prejudice" by Charles Lamb

In news:

Juba is Allentown 's heart and soul.
Andrew Miller/For The Times Allentown 's Frank Juba (33) is The Times' Defensive Player of the Week.
JUBA, Sudan — Nearly six years ago, northern and southern Sudan signed a peace agreement after decades of civil war, hoping to finally bring the suffering to an end.
Traditionally dressed men dance during a Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM) rally in Juba on July 5.
Juba is Allentown's heart and soul.
Andrew Miller/For The Times Allentown's Frank Juba (33) is The Times' Defensive Player of the Week.
Peace talks in the South Sudan city of Juba between 2006 and 2008 held out the promise of an end to Africa's longest insurgency.
Thousands of Southern Sudanese celebrate their country's independence during a ceremony in Juba on July 09, 2011.
The current capital of Juba is the new nation's main city.
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) – The Arab League said Thursday it would hold an emergency meeting over the increasing violence between Sudan and South Sudan.
BLUE EARTH — "When I found out how many people were using the food shelf, I was shocked," said Tim Juba.
Norm Hall was organizing a charity camp out and asked Juba if he wanted to take part.
A South Sudanese policeman cheers on July 8 as people celebrate the eve of the country's independence day in Juba.
JUBA, South Sudan — New security demands raised by Sudan are blocking the implementation of a peace and security deal between Sudan and South Sudan, the US special envoy said Friday during his last official visit to the region.
He recently wrote this article from Juba.
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In science:

We refer the reader to Vishniac (1987) and Dodelson & Jubas (1995) for details on this derivation.
Applications of Halo Approach to Non-Linear Large Scale Structure Clustering
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