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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
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bob

[bäb]
(metallurgy)
A feeding device for providing molten metal to a casting during solidification to prevent shrinkage.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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.)
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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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Microsoft Bob

An alternate interface for Windows from Microsoft that was designed for people afraid of computers. Introduced in 1996, Bob came with a word processor, checkbook and other home-oriented utilities. Rather than the desktop metaphor, Bob used household rooms decorated with familiar objects. There was even a selection of outdoor scenes visible through the windows in the house. The dog Rover provided online help.

Too Cutesy
Bob never became popular because it was downright silly, treating people as if they were infants. Even the name Bob was chosen because surveys claimed it was friendly. But instead of refining the Windows interface, designers went to the other extreme. People were, and still are, afraid of computers because the menus are too complicated. The only help novices ever needed and still need is a separate beginner's menu with limited choices, not turning the desktop into a house.


The Public Family Room
This family room was Bob's startup screen. Clicking the calendar launched the calendar program; clicking the $ box opened a financial guide and so on. The windows in Microsoft Bob were not application windows. They were views looking out the window from the house (top). Words such as "Looky" were meant to be friendly but were just plain infantile. (Images courtesy of Dan Rose.)


The Public Family Room
This family room was Bob's startup screen. Clicking the calendar launched the calendar program; clicking the $ box opened a financial guide and so on. The windows in Microsoft Bob were not application windows. They were views looking out the window from the house (top). Words such as "Looky" were meant to be friendly but were just plain infantile. (Images courtesy of Dan Rose.)
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Halloween used bit of fun where families bit of bobbing for apples the little ones would whole swathes of supermarkets devoted to Halloween games and parties.
In addition to donating candy, prizes, goodie bags, drinks and cookies, seven residents also volunteered to distribute candy from their trunks or host games, such as bobbing for apples, ring toss, bean-bag toss, cornhole, an archery/balloon pop, and man a temporary-tattoo station.
And "old fashioned" is what the committee has come up with: Pony rides, a scavenger hunt, bean bag toss, bobbing for apples and folk music from start to finish..
And forget about bobbing for apples at Halloween - these swimmers went for a spooky night-time swim.
"Hey, nobody ever died from bobbing for apples. Don't you see?
My crush and I were bobbing for apples at my best friend's Halloween party.
A fairway of tried-and-true favorites included Go Fish, Bean Bag Toss, and bobbing for apples. Older children guided younger ones around the fenced yard where they could carve and decorate pumpkins, get their face painted, or win a prize playing games.
WHILE bobbing for apples, your teeth could become so attached to the fruit you can say nothing at all - and that would be a perfect excuse to remain silent.
Don't go my route, I went the fast life The majority of people I associated myself with during my career were scum and I wind up bobbing for apples and scum with my mouth wide open.
Why else would he approach Kelly like he was bobbing for apples?
Hallowe'en has been traditionally marked in the UK by harmless pursuits like bobbing for apples and making lanterns from tur nips or pumpkins.
The symbol of Pomona is the apple, which might explain the origin of our modern tradition of bobbing for apples on Halloween.