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gobang

[goh-bahng] /goʊˈbɑŋ/
noun
1.
a Japanese game played on a go board with players alternating and attempting to be first to place five counters in a row.
Also, goban
[goh-bahn] /goʊˈbɑn/ (Show IPA)
.
Also called go-moku.
Origin of gobang
1885-1890
1885-90; < Japanese, equivalent to go go2 + ban board (< Chin)
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  • And the goban said then 'Make all strong below you, for the work is done,' and they went home.

    The Kiltartan History Book Lady I. A. Gregory
  • So when the goban went there he coaxed one of the women the same as if he was not married.

    The Kiltartan History Book Lady I. A. Gregory
  • But when the boy began to grow up he had no wit, and the goban knew by that he was no son of his.

    The Kiltartan History Book Lady I. A. Gregory
  • For that is what the goban meant, but it took the daughter-in-law to understand it.

    The Kiltartan History Book Lady I. A. Gregory
  • And the goban said 'How can that be when I put a stone in and a stone out and a stone across.'

    The Kiltartan History Book Lady I. A. Gregory
  • The anachronism committed in the instance of the goban Saer was precisely of the same character!

  • So the son began to walk fast, thinking that would do it, but the goban sent him back home when he didn't understand what to do.

    The Kiltartan History Book Lady I. A. Gregory
  • He has realized your ideas of a nineteenth century goban Saor.

    My New Curate P.A. Sheehan

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