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A Rumor of Angels: Quotations for Living, Dying and Letting Goby Gail Perry Johnson and Jill Perry Rabideau.
That woman Mrs Goby rushed into the study when he was working; it was this morning, when I happened to be out.New Grub Street|George Gissing
He hastened into the carriage-path, following the footprints made by the trio from Goby House.The ghosts of their ancestors|Weymer Jay Mills
So the little Goby, when nesting time comes, hunts round for the empty shell of a Cockle lying with its hollow side to the sand.
The female Goby enters the nest, and leaves her eggs in it; and then the little father fish is left in charge.
The Spotted Goby, as we have already noticed, makes a nest under a shell, and guards it until the eggs hatch.
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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]