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dobie

[doh-bee]
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noun
  1. Chiefly Southwestern U.S. adobe.
  2. a playing marble, especially one made of clay.
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Origin of dobie

An Americanism dating back to 1830–40; aphetic form

Dobie

[doh-bee]
noun
  1. (James) Frank,1888–1964, U.S. folklorist, educator, and author.
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  • He meant well when he left me in Dobie and had me adopted by Uncle Hen.

    Odd Numbers

    Sewell Ford

  • "Dobie's found something," she said and wished her voice hadn't quavered so.

    The Hand

    Gerald Allan Sohl

  • He followed her up to the house and she was thankful Dobie was nowhere around.

    The Hand

    Gerald Allan Sohl

  • Dobie turned and trotted before her, looking back at her as if to say, "This is the way."

    The Hand

    Gerald Allan Sohl

  • To make it worse, Dobie seemed to know how Mac felt and often growled at him.

    The Hand

    Gerald Allan Sohl