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jube

[joo-bee, yoo-bey] /ˈdʒu bi, ˈyu beɪ/
noun, Architecture
1.
a screen with an upper platform, separating the choir of a church from the nave and often supporting a rood.
2.
a rood loft.
Origin of jube
1715-1725
1715-25; < Latin jubē, first word of prayer beginning Jubē, Domine, benedicere consent, O Lord, to bless; said at or near this screen
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  • It was now that jube proved how invaluable he was as a coadjutor.

    The heart of happy hollow Paul Laurence Dunbar
  • Ike knew they would find him there waiting for jube and the horse.

    The Young Mountaineers Charles Egbert Craddock
  • jube did not speak, but sat supporting his head with both hands, looking gloomily into the ashes.

    The Gold Brick Ann S. Stephens
  • Someone cut the rope and jube dropped lifeless to the ground.

    The heart of happy hollow Paul Laurence Dunbar
  • When the two went up-stairs, jube found his humble bed warmed comfortably, like that of his little master.

    The Gold Brick Ann S. Stephens
  • The last personage is jube Japan, a black servant of the Attache.

    The Attache Thomas Chandler Haliburton
  • I only eat great deal, and drink water, when jube wanted it very much to keep him strong.

    The Gold Brick Ann S. Stephens
  • Hold your head steady, jube—and if I did, it's no great matter.

    The Attache Thomas Chandler Haliburton
  • jube, I'm sure that she is up now, you can hear her tremble through the door.

    The Gold Brick Ann S. Stephens
  • You take little boy—take the box, and take jube; he gives you all!

    The Gold Brick Ann S. Stephens
British Dictionary definitions for jube

jube1

/ˈdʒuːbɪ/
noun
1.
a gallery or loft over the rood screen in a church or cathedral
2.
another name for rood screen
Word Origin
C18: from French jubé, from opening words of Medieval Latin prayer Jube, Domine, benedicere Bid, Lord, a blessing; probably from the deacon's standing by the rood screen or in the rood loft to pronounce this prayer

jube2

/dʒuːb/
noun
1.
(Austral & NZ, informal) any jelly-like sweet
Word Origin
C20: shortened from jujube
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