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or tob, thaub

[tohb] /toʊb/
the principal outer garment in some parts of north and central Africa, consisting of a length of cloth that is sewn into a long loose skirt or is draped around the body and fastened over one shoulder.
Origin of tobe
1825-35; < dialectal Arabic tōb, variant of Arabic thawb garment


[tuh-bee] /təˈbi/
future; soon to be the thing specified (usually used in combination):
First recorded in 1590-1600 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • "tobe wants you to come in and see 'im," she reluctantly announced.

    The Hills of Refuge Will N. Harben
  • For tobe was rolling about the room in an ecstasy of uproarious mirth.

  • Wa'al, tobe hed ter make a report ter the jedge o' the county court every six months.

    'way Down In Lonesome Cove Charles Egbert Craddock (AKA Mary Noailles Murfree)
  • Fact is, I was expectin' to hear that she and tobe Loveland was married or engaged.

    The Depot Master Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Five or ten minutes of such scrutiny of his man was all Uncle tobe ever desired.

    From Place to Place Irvin S. Cobb
  • And Uncle tobe was not given to nervousness, which made it worse.

    From Place to Place Irvin S. Cobb
  • The men worked busily at the wagon and tobe sat watching them.

    Recitations for the Social Circle James Clarence Harvey
  • Made a pitcher o' me this summer, bein' buckjumped by old tobe.

    Ewing\'s Lady Harry Leon Wilson
  • Sence then the Cunnel jes gins tobe her orders, an' he moseys ter do 'em quick, jes like he war obleeged ter obey.

    'way Down In Lonesome Cove Charles Egbert Craddock (AKA Mary Noailles Murfree)

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