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bob

1
1. Bell-ringing a particular set of changes
2. Angling
a. short for bobfloat
b. the topmost fly on a cast of three, often fished bobbing at the surface
c. this position on a wet-fly cast

bob

2
1. a dangling or hanging object, such as the weight on a pendulum or on a plumb line
2. a polishing disc on a rotating spindle. It is usually made of felt, leather, etc., impregnated with an abrasive material
3. Angling a small knot of worms, maggots, etc., used as bait
4. Prosody a very short line of verse at the end of a stanza or preceding a rhyming quatrain (the wheel) at the end of a stanza
5. a refrain or burden with such a short line or lines
6. a docked tail, esp of a horse

bob

[bäb]
(metallurgy)
A feeding device for providing molten metal to a casting during solidification to prevent shrinkage.

plumb bob, plummet

A shaped metal weight which is suspended from the lower end of a line to determine the vertical. (See illustration p. 744.)

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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A fairway of tried-and-true favorites included Go Fish, Bean Bag Toss, and bobbing for apples.
From bobbing for apples to learning how to put in that car seat, it's all here,'' she says proudly.
Hallowe'en has been traditionally marked in the UK by harmless pursuits like bobbing for apples and making lanterns from tur nips or pumpkins.
What happened to a good old Scottish Hallowe'en, with bobbing for apples and turning up at peoples' doors to say ``the sky is blue the grass is green, gawn geez ma Halloween''?
The symbol of Pomona is the apple, which might explain the origin of our modern tradition of bobbing for apples on Halloween.
There's a children's Halloween party with spooky entertainment, prizes for best fancy dress, bobbing for apples, disco dancing and competitions.
For patients wearing a retainer, remember to remove it before indulging--especially before bobbing for apples at the Halloween party.
Rather than the tame pursuit of bobbing for apples, excitement in the good old days centered more on pushing over outhouses before the owner could come rushing out and scaring the pants off the young miscreants.
The popular Halloween activities of kids trick-or-treating or bobbing for apples don't much echo this eve's original saintly intention.
the Life Time Fitness Halloween Party is an afternoon filled with games, face painting, pumpkin decorating, bobbing for apples and many more fun activities.
The day included children's games, an estate tug of war, a treasure hunt, bobbing for apples, a magician and much more.
In keeping with the new apple harvest, there will also be toffee apples available and bobbing for apples for those looking to test their skills.