bobbejaan


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bobbejaan

South African
1. a baboon
2. a large black spider
3. a monkey wrench
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The baboon has, it seems, served as a mask for man's territorial designs: man has forged and assumed the role of the bobbejaan bandiete, a new name for the scapegoat.
Dan is daar ook Mzimu/Izimu/Zimuzimu/Amazimu, die gevreesde mensvreter wat soos 'n bobbejaan lyk met, lang toutjieshare waarin die luise krioel, sy asem stink soos vrot vleis en sy tande is geel en skerp.
The only folk musics that I could think of was the stuff I grew up with--Suikerbossie and Bobbejaan klim die berg.
The Water fissure is situated between and parallel to, the Main and Bobbejaan fissures on which the Bellsbank and Messina mines, respectively, are operating.
It is situated some 5 km north west of the Bellsbank (Rex Diamond Mining Corporation) and Messina (Messina Investments) mines, which are located on the Main and Bobbejaan fissures respectively.
The "Water" fissure is situated between, and parallel to, the Main and Bobbejaan fissures, some 500 metres and 1,500 metres from each respectively.