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dobson

[dob-suh n] /ˈdɒb sən/
noun
1.
Origin of dobson
1880-1885
An Americanism dating back to 1880-85; by shortening

Dobson

[dob-suh n] /ˈdɒb sən/
noun
1.
(Henry) Austin, 1840–1921, English poet, biographer, and essayist.
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  • dobson is very gravely in error in telling you anything at all about it.

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  • Diggle, dobson, Mabel—they were all so cruel and rude to him.

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  • So I go to see dobson and find that he has just got the news that his son is dead.

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  • Effie would apply to young dobson, and failing him, to old dobson.

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  • “A pleasant voyage to you, Captain dobson,” said the lieutenant.

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