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also o.b.o., abbreviation of or best offer, by 1969.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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  • Yoosoof knew that if Kambira was to be got to market alive, obo must go along with him.

    Black Ivory R.M. Ballantyne
  • Some enormous and majestic firs encircling the obo, sheltered it with a magnificent dome of verdure.

  • These obo are the Lamaite sacred signs set up at dangerous places, the altars to the bad demons, rulers of these places.

    Beasts, Men and Gods Ferdinand Ossendowski
  • All the tops of the ridges of the Tarbagatai are thickly dotted with the obo of rocks and branches.

    Beasts, Men and Gods Ferdinand Ossendowski
  • "Those are the obo, the sacred signs and altars for the bad demons watching this pass," explained the guide.

    Beasts, Men and Gods Ferdinand Ossendowski
  • The way in which obo assaulted his father, on whose visage mild benignity was enthroned, would have surprised you.

    Black Ivory R.M. Ballantyne
  • In pursuance of this plan he set off from the hospital in company with Kambira, followed at a short distance by Azinté and obo.

    Black Ivory R.M. Ballantyne

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