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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].
References in classic literature ?
said Bob, with a sudden declension in his high spirits; for he had been Tim's blood horse all the way from church, and had come home rampant.
asked Mrs Cratchit, when she had rallied Bob on his credulity, and Bob had hugged his daughter to his heart's content.
Forty miles up the river, at what had been described to him as Quartz Creek, he came upon signs of Bob Henderson's work, and also at Australia Creek, thirty miles farther on.
Now if Daylight or Bob Henderson had recorded claims and shown coarse gold, they'd known there was something in it.
As long as Mister Haggin, or Derby, or Bob, was about, the niggers took their chasing.
Nor did I catch the significance of his abrupt change of plan when he turned the task of rowing his skiff over to Whisky Bob, himself remaining on board the sloop.
Bob Sawyer was performing a flourish of unparalleled beauty.
says Bob (that's my mate the coachman); 'don't go for to shoot at 'em.
She called him Bob, by his own particular request and instruction.
At half-past ten, on Miss Abbey's looking in again, and saying, 'William Williams, Bob Glamour, and Jonathan, you are all due,' Williams, Bob, and Jonathan with similar meekness took their leave and evaporated.
Pickwick bowed to Bob Sawyer, and Bob Sawyer bowed to Mr.
There was Tom; but her heart sank again as she saw how far off he was on his way to the great river, and that he had another companion besides Yap,--naughty Bob Jakin, whose official, if not natural, function of frightening the birds was just now at a standstill.