Origin of gibbon
Examples from the Web for gibbons
(Gibbons says “we are unaware of any such activity by the FBI”).
Surely Gibbons and Krolicki have already gamed this scenario.
The odds in Las Vegas should be on Gibbons appointing Gibbons.
Although his money has dried up and his poll numbers are in a tailspin, Gibbons insists he is running for reelection next year.
If by some miracle Gibbons beats Sandoval, he will face the rising star of the Democrats, Rory Reid, son of Harry Reid.
Then Gibbons turned from his control long enough to grin at me.Armageddon--2419 A.D.|Philip Francis Nowlan
"Well, Eleanor," she calls out to the companion, re-entering the room with Gibbons behind.Gwen Wynn|Mayne Reid
"I could have told you it wouldn't work," one Haslop said when Gibbons threw up his hands and quit.Problem on Balak|Roger D. Aycock
Gibbons was a copious writer, and his works are one of the greatest treasures of English sacred music.A Short History of English Music|Ernest Ford
But these facts do not detract from the credit that is rightfully Webster's for his tremendous argument in Gibbons vs. Ogden.The Life of John Marshall Volume 4 of 4|Albert J. Beveridge
Word Origin for gibbon
1770, from French gibbon (18c.), supposedly from a word in the French colonies of India but not found in any language there. Brought to Europe by Marquis Joseph-François Dupleix (1697-1763), French governor general in India 1742-54. The surname is Old French Giboin, from Frankish *Geba-win "gift-friend," or in some cases a diminutive of Gibb, itself a familiar form of Gilbert.