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dobie

[doh-bee] /ˈdoʊ bi/
noun
1.
Chiefly Southwestern U.S. adobe.
2.
a playing marble, especially one made of clay.
Origin of dobie
1830-1840
An Americanism dating back to 1830-40; aphetic form

Dobie

[doh-bee] /ˈdoʊ bi/
noun
1.
(James) Frank, 1888–1964, U.S. folklorist, educator, and author.
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  • He meant well when he left me in dobie and had me adopted by Uncle Hen.

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    Sewell Ford
  • To make it worse, dobie seemed to know how Mac felt and often growled at him.

    The Hand Gerald Allan Sohl
  • "dobie's found something," she said and wished her voice hadn't quavered so.

    The Hand Gerald Allan Sohl
  • He followed her up to the house and she was thankful dobie was nowhere around.

    The Hand Gerald Allan Sohl
  • dobie was in the middle of the yard barking at something she couldn't see.

    The Hand Gerald Allan Sohl
  • dobie turned and trotted before her, looking back at her as if to say, "This is the way."

    The Hand Gerald Allan Sohl
  • Mr. dobie also describes an F. campanulata, with five flattened lobes.

    Marvels of Pond-life Henry J. Slack

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