"The sun is yet high, let's go over and see the house of his nobs," gayly proposed Billy.
And then nobs would mayhaps have to do the boards, which would helewate the perfession, as all what they does helewates.
She was expected to sell worthless articles to nobs and snobs at exorbitant prices.
None of your "kitchen lancers" for us hamlet folk; we leave that kind of thing to the swells and nobs.
I was kind of plannin' to be a swell, and hang out at the Waldorf-Astoria, to see the nobs at home.
"Snobs," an its antithesis, "nobs," arose among the internal factions of shoe-makers perhaps ten years later.
You are all pretty well aware of my familiar acquaintance with the nobs of this here great nation.
The old International Hotel where the nobs used to stop and spent a fortune every day, is now run by a Chinaman at a cheap rate.
But I say, Bill—he is at that corner—the nobs must have passed close to him—suppose they saw him.
There ain't nothink the nobs is fair nuts on but wot these 'ere bellerers ban.
A rich and important person; swell
[1755+; origin unknown]
high place, a city of the priests, first mentioned in the history of David's wanderings (1 Sam. 21:1). Here the tabernacle was then standing, and here Ahimelech the priest resided. (See AHIMELECH.) From Isa. 10:28-32 it seems to have been near Jerusalem. It has been identified by some with el-Isawiyeh, one mile and a half to the north-east of Jerusalem. But according to Isa. 10:28-32 it was on the south of Geba, on the road to Jerusalem, and within sight of the city. This identification does not meet these conditions, and hence others (as Dean Stanley) think that it was the northern summit of Mount Olivet, the place where David "worshipped God" when fleeing from Absalom (2 Sam. 15:32), or more probably (Conder) that it was the same as Mizpeh (q.v.), Judg. 20:1; Josh. 18:26; 1 Sam. 7:16, at Nebi Samwil, about 5 miles north-west of Jerusalem. After being supplied with the sacred loaves of showbread, and girding on the sword of Goliath, which was brought forth from behind the ephod, David fled from Nob and sought refuge at the court of Achish, the king of Gath, where he was cast into prison. (Comp. titles of Ps. 34 and 56.)