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Glubb

[gluhb] /glʌb/
noun
1.
Sir John Bagot
[bag-uh t] /ˈbæg ət/ (Show IPA),
("Glubb Pasha") 1897–1986, British army officer: commander of the Arab Legion in Jordan 1939–56.
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  • I wish you'd tell old Glubb to come and see me, if you please.'

    Dombey and Son Charles Dickens
  • How much better to have let the poor little fellow play in the sands upon the beach with his sister Florence and old Glubb.

    Doctor Jones' Picnic S. E. Chapman
  • Paul was dreadfully frightened, but still he made a stand for the absent Glubb, though he did it trembling.

    Ten Boys from Dickens Kate Dickinson Sweetser
  • Paul was dreadfully frightened; but still he made a stand for the absent Glubb, though he did it trembling.

    Dombey and Son Charles Dickens
  • Inclination to low company, as evinced in the case of a person named Glubb, originally seven, but since reduced.

    Dombey and Son Charles Dickens

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