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dobe

[doh-bee] /ˈdoʊ bi/
noun
1.
Informal. adobe.
Origin of dobe
aphetic form

Dobe

[dohb] /doʊb/
noun
1.
Doberman pinscher.
Origin
1945-50; by shortening
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  • Bartley settled himself in the saddle and touched dobe with the spurs.

    Partners of Chance Henry Herbert Knibbs
  • The average Indian is of a lymphatic nature, excepting the dobe.

    A Yankee in the Far East George Hoyt Allen
  • You're to be stood up against a 'dobe wall and shot in two or three weeks—three, I think, they said.'

    Roads of Destiny O. Henry
  • Inezs share in the life of the dobe Walls began in this way.

    The Sunset Trail Alfred Henry Lewis
  • Curly was fretted up to high fever, riding herd on a bunch of dream cows, and Jim was pouring in his strength on the 'dobe bricks.

    Curly Roger Pocock
  • "Perhaps dobe left for home and the rest followed him," said Bartley.

    Partners of Chance Henry Herbert Knibbs
  • The dobe picks up a garment, souses it in the water, and flails the stone with it.

    A Yankee in the Far East George Hoyt Allen
  • dobe seemed to be doing his best, yet he could not overtake the buckskin.

    Partners of Chance Henry Herbert Knibbs
  • It was one heap of crumbled 'dobe bricks and burned logs, still hot and smoking.

  • From that night on, the dog never let dobe out of his sight.

    Partners of Chance Henry Herbert Knibbs
Related Abbreviations for dobe

dobe

doberman pinscher
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