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tob

[tohb] /toʊb/
noun
1.
tobe.

Tob.

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tobe

or tob, thaub

[tohb] /toʊb/
noun
1.
the principal outer garment in some parts of north and central Africa, consisting of a length of cloth that is sewn into a long loose skirt or is draped around the body and fastened over one shoulder.
Origin of tobe
1825-1835
1825-35; < dialectal Arabic tōb, variant of Arabic thawb garment
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  • tob watched me with a dry smile as he stood directing the men at the helms.

    The Lost Continent C. J. Cutcliffe Hyne
  • She wore the shintiyan, and a tob, or kind of shirt of coloured and spangled gauze.

    Bella Donna Robert Hichens
  • Their losses are computed at 30,000 slain, and among these they bewailed the loss of Abou Eyub or tob.

    The Walls of Constantinople Bernard Granville Baker
  • There was a wine-skin in the after-castle, and I filled a horn and poured some out at tob's feet in salutation.

    The Lost Continent C. J. Cutcliffe Hyne
  • tob's woman must needs bring drink on deck, and bid all pour libations to her as a future queen.

    The Lost Continent C. J. Cutcliffe Hyne
  • tob sails away this night for parts unknown, presumably to found a kingdom with tob for king.

    The Lost Continent C. J. Cutcliffe Hyne
  • tob seems to have imagined himself king of the Tin Islands with much reality.

    The Lost Continent C. J. Cutcliffe Hyne
  • I had to let tob and his ship go out over the rim of the horizon unwatched.

    The Lost Continent C. J. Cutcliffe Hyne
  • tob, despite his lowly station, was a man I cared for more than many.

    The Lost Continent C. J. Cutcliffe Hyne
  • "You have come to the wrong bird here for a plucking," said tob with a heavy laugh.

    The Lost Continent C. J. Cutcliffe Hyne
British Dictionary definitions for tob

Tob.

abbreviation
1.
Tobit
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Related Abbreviations for tob

Tob.

Tobit
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