Chiefly Southwestern U.S. adobe.
a playing marble, especially one made of clay.
Other definitions for Dobie (2 of 2)
(James) Frank, 1888–1964, U.S. folklorist, educator, and author.
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How to use dobie in a sentence
She cited Maynard G. Krebs, from The Many Loves of dobie Gillis, as another inspiration.
J. Frank dobie, the famous folklorist of decades past, was a great admirer of the majestic presence of the lone coyote.
dobie believed that coyotes served a useful function in the animal kingdom by winnowing out the sick and the wounded of a species.
The animal was much misunderstood, dobie claimed, and was only dangerous when it ran in packs or gangs, like people.
Mr. dobie also describes an F. campanulata, with five flattened lobes.Marvels of Pond-life | Henry J. Slack
A sharp-eyed scout reported two pack-mules, their aparejos bulging with dobie dollars, in the train.When the West Was Young | Frederick R. Bechdolt
They banded together in formidable outfits to guard the dobie dollars which loaded down the aparejos during the northern journey.When the West Was Young | Frederick R. Bechdolt
I called on Gardiner, and talked over his trouble fully; he was in a loathsome dobie hole, full of vermin, and dark.Stories of the Railroad | John A. Hill
The first post office was established in 1880, Mrs. Malcolm dobie, postmistress.Fifty Years In The Northwest | William Henry Carman Folsom