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dobson

[dob-suh n]
noun
  1. dobsonfly.
  2. hellgrammite.
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Origin of dobson

An Americanism dating back to 1880–85; by shortening

Dobson

[dob-suh n]
noun
  1. (Henry) Austin,1840–1921, English poet, biographer, and essayist.
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  • So I go to see Dobson and find that he has just got the news that his son is dead.

    If Winter Don't

    Barry Pain

  • Dobson is very gravely in error in telling you anything at all about it.

    If Winter Don't

    Barry Pain

  • Diggle, Dobson, Mabel—they were all so cruel and rude to him.

    If Winter Don't

    Barry Pain

  • Effie would apply to young Dobson, and failing him, to old Dobson.

    If Winter Don't

    Barry Pain

  • “A pleasant voyage to you, Captain Dobson,” said the lieutenant.

    The Heir of Kilfinnan

    W.H.G. Kingston