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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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