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[doh-bee] /ˈdoʊ bi/
Chiefly Southwestern U.S. adobe.
a playing marble, especially one made of clay.
Origin of dobie
An Americanism dating back to 1830-40; aphetic form


[doh-bee] /ˈdoʊ bi/
(James) Frank, 1888–1964, U.S. folklorist, educator, and author. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Mac didn't growl back but the look in her husband's eyes was enough to convince her dobie's continued existence was in doubt.

    The Hand Gerald Allan Sohl
  • He meant well when he left me in dobie and had me adopted by Uncle Hen.

    Odd Numbers Sewell Ford
  • Mr. dobie also describes an F. campanulata, with five flattened lobes.

    Marvels of Pond-life Henry J. Slack
  • "dobie's found something," she said and wished her voice hadn't quavered so.

    The Hand Gerald Allan Sohl
  • The silver was what we called at first “Mex” and later “dobie.”

    A Woman's Impression of the Philippines Mary H. (Mary Helen) Fee
  • He followed her up to the house and she was thankful dobie was nowhere around.

    The Hand Gerald Allan Sohl
  • They banded together in formidable outfits to guard the dobie dollars which loaded down the aparejos during the northern journey.

    When the West Was Young Frederick R. Bechdolt

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