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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bob  \Bob\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  have  a  short,  jerking  motion;  to  play  to  and  fro,  or  up 
  and  down  to  play  loosely  against  anything  ``Bobbing  and 
  courtesying.''  --Thackeray. 
 
  2.  To  angle  with  a  bob.  See  {Bob},  n.,  2  &  3. 
 
  He  ne'er  had  learned  the  art  to  bob  For  anything  but 
  eels.  --Saxe. 
 
  {To  bob  at  an  apple},  {cherry},  etc  to  attempt  to  bite  or 
  seize  with  the  mouth  an  apple,  cherry,  or  other  round 
  fruit,  while  it  is  swinging  from  a  string  or  floating  in  a 
  tug  of  water. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bob  \Bob\,  n.  [An  onomatopoetic  word  expressing  quick,  jerky 
  motion;  OE  bob  bunch,  bobben  to  strike,  mock,  deceive.  Cf 
  Prov.  Eng.  bob,  n.,  a  ball,  an  engine  beam,  bunch,  blast, 
  trick,  taunt,  scoff;  as  a  v.,  to  dance,  to  courtesy,  to 
  disappoint,  OF  bober  to  mock.] 
  1.  Anything  that  hangs  so  as  to  play  loosely,  or  with  a  short 
  abrupt  motion,  as  at  the  end  of  a  string;  a  pendant;  as 
  the  bob  at  the  end  of  a  kite's  tail. 
 
  In  jewels  dressed  and  at  each  ear  a  bob.  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  A  knot  of  worms,  or  of  rags,  on  a  string,  used  in  angling, 
  as  for  eels;  formerly,  a  worm  suitable  for  bait. 
 
  Or  yellow  bobs,  turned  up  before  the  plow,  Are 
  chiefest  baits,  with  cork  and  lead  enow.  --Lauson. 
 
  3.  A  small  piece  of  cork  or  light  wood  attached  to  a  fishing 
  line  to  show  when  a  fish  is  biting;  a  float. 
 
  4.  The  ball  or  heavy  part  of  a  pendulum;  also  the  ball  or 
  weight  at  the  end  of  a  plumb  line 
 
  5.  A  small  wheel,  made  of  leather,  with  rounded  edges,  used 
  in  polishing  spoons,  etc 
 
  6.  A  short,  jerking  motion;  act  of  bobbing;  as  a  bob  of  the 
  head. 
 
  7.  (Steam  Engine)  A  working  beam. 
 
  8.  A  knot  or  short  curl  of  hair;  also  a  bob  wig. 
 
  A  plain  brown  bob  he  wore.  --Shenstone. 
 
  9.  A  peculiar  mode  of  ringing  changes  on  bells. 
 
  10.  The  refrain  of  a  song. 
 
  To  bed,  to  bed,  will  be  the  bob  of  the  song. 
  --L'Estrange. 
 
  11.  A  blow;  a  shake  or  jog;  a  rap,  as  with  the  fist. 
 
  12.  A  jeer  or  flout;  a  sharp  jest  or  taunt;  a  trick. 
 
  He  that  a  fool  doth  very  wisely  hit,  Doth  very 
  foolishly,  although  he  smart,  Not  to  seem  senseless 
  of  the  bob.  --Shak. 
 
  13.  A  shilling.  [Slang,  Eng.]  --Dickens. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bob  \Bob\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Bobbed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Bobbing}.]  [OE.  bobben.  See  {Bob},  n.] 
  1.  To  cause  to  move  in  a  short,  jerking  manner;  to  move  (a 
  thing)  with  a  bob.  ``He  bobbed  his  head.''  --W.  Irving. 
 
  2.  To  strike  with  a  quick,  light  blow;  to  tap. 
 
  If  any  man  happened  by  long  sitting  to  sleep  .  .  . 
  he  was  suddenly  bobbed  on  the  face  by  the  servants. 
  --Elyot. 
 
  3.  To  cheat;  to  gain  by  fraud  or  cheating;  to  filch. 
 
  Gold  and  jewels  that  I  bobbed  from  him  --Shak. 
 
  4.  To  mock  or  delude;  to  cheat. 
 
  To  play  her  pranks,  and  bob  the  fool,  The  shrewish 
  wife  began.  --Turbervile. 
 
  5.  To  cut  short;  as  to  bob  the  hair,  or  a  horse's  tail. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bob 
  n  1:  a  former  monetary  unit  in  Great  Britain  [syn:  {British 
  shilling},  {shilling}] 
  2:  a  hair  style  for  women  and  children;  a  short  haircut  all 
  around 
  3:  a  hanging  weight,  especially  a  metal  ball  on  a  string 
  4:  a  small  float  usually  made  of  cork;  attached  to  a  fishing 
  line  [syn:  {bobber},  {cork},  {bobfloat}] 
  5:  a  short  or  shortened  tail  of  certain  animals  [syn:  {bobtail}, 
  {dock}] 
  6:  a  short  abrupt  inclination  (as  of  the  head);  "he  gave  me  a 
  short  bob  of  acknowledgement" 
  v  1:  move  up  and  down  repeatedly;  "her  rucksack  bobbed  gently  on 
  her  back" 
  2:  ride  a  bobsled;  "The  boys  bobbed  down  the  hill  screaming 
  with  pleasure"  [syn:  {bobsled}] 
  3:  remove  or  shorten  the  tail  of  an  animal  [syn:  {dock},  {tail}] 
  4:  make  a  curtsy;  usually  done  only  by  girls  and  women;  as  a 
  sign  of  respect;  "She  curtsied  when  she  shook  the  Queen's 
  hand"  [syn:  {curtsy}] 
  5:  cut  hair  in  the  style  of  a  bob;  "Bernice  bobs  her  hair  these 
  days!" 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  bob  n.  At  Demon  Internet  (http://www.demon.net/),  all  tech 
  support  personnel  are  called  "Bob".  (Female  support  personnel  have 
  an  option  on  "Bobette").  This  has  nothing  to  do  with  Bob  the  divine 
  drilling-equipment  salesman  of  the  {Church  of  the  SubGenius}.  Nor  is 
  it  acronymized  from  "Brother  Of  {BOFH}",  though  all  parties  agree  it 
  could  have  been  Rather,  it  was  triggered  by  an  unusually  large  draft 
  of  new  tech-support  people  in  1995.  It  was  observed  that  there  would 
  be  much  duplication  of  names  To  ease  the  confusion,  it  was  decided 
  that  all  support  techs  would  henceforth  be  known  as  "Bob",  and  identity 
  badges  were  created  labelled  "Bob  1"  and  "Bob  2".  ("No,  we  never  got 
  any  further"  reports  a  witness). 
 
  The  reason  for  Bob"  rather  than  anything  else  is  due  to  a 
  {luser}  calling  and  asking  to  speak  to  "Bob",  despite  the  fact  that  no 
  Bob"  was  currently  working  for  Tech  Support.  Since  we  all  know  "the 
  customer  is  always  right",  it  was  decided  that  there  had  to  be  at  least 
  one  Bob"  on  duty  at  all  times,  just  in  case. 
 
  This  sillyness  inexorably  snowballed.  Shift  leaders  and  managers 
  began  to  refer  to  their  groups  of  "bobs".  Whole  ranks  of  support  machines 
  were  set  up  (and  still  exist  in  the  DNS  as  of  1999)  as  bob1  through 
  bobN.  Then  came  alt.tech-support.recovery,  and  it  was  filled  with  Demon 
  support  personnel.  They  all  referred  to  themselves,  and  to  others  as 
  `bob',  and  after  a  while  it  caught  on  There  is  now  a 
  Bob  Code  (http://bob.bob.bofh.org/~giolla/bobcode.html) 
  describing  the  Bob  nature. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  Bob 
 
  David  Betz.  A  tiny  object-oriented  language. 
 
  {(ftp://ftp.mv.com/pub/ddj/packages/bob15.arc)} 
 
  [Dr  Dobbs  J,  Sep  1991,  p.26]. 
 
 




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