Origin of goby
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Origin of go-by
How to use goby in a sentence
I fear the Gobies and the Gabies are turning in their graves.The ghosts of their ancestors|Weymer Jay Mills
Mackerels of various genera abound, as well as gobies, blenniesm and mullets.
Some of the gobies make nests in which to bring up their little ones, just as the sticklebacks do.The Animal World, A Book of Natural History|Theodore Wood
One strange thing about the Gobies is their trick of anchoring themselves to a stone.Within the Deep|R. Cadwallader Smith
Moreover, a number of related species of gobies occur in the neighborhood.
British Dictionary definitions for goby (1 of 3)
Word Origin for goby
British Dictionary definitions for goby (2 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for goby (3 of 3)
Other Idioms and Phrases with goby
Elapse, pass, as in the popular song, “As Time Goes By” (by Herman Hupfeld, 1931), or He just went by our house. [c. 1600]
Ignore, fail to notice or take advantage of, as in You shouldn't let this opportunity go by. [Early 1500s] For the related go by the board, see by the board.
Rely on, believe, as in I'm going by the numbers on this list, or We'll have to go by what she tells us.
go by the name of. Be known by or use a specific name. For example, She continued to go by her maiden name, Mary Smith. [Late 1500s]