To bob at an apple
Bob Bob, v. i. 1. To have a short, jerking motion; to play to and fro, or up and down; to play loosely against anything. ``Bobbing and courtesying.'' --Thackeray. [1913 Webster]

2. To angle with a bob. See {Bob}, n., 2 & 3. [1913 Webster]

He ne'er had learned the art to bob For anything but eels. --Saxe. [1913 Webster]

{To bob at an apple}, {cherry}, etc. to attempt to bite or seize with the mouth an apple, cherry, or other round fruit, while it is swinging from a string or floating in a tug of water. [1913 Webster] ||


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Bob — Bob, v. i. 1. To have a short, jerking motion; to play to and fro, or up and down; to play loosely against anything. Bobbing and courtesying. Thackeray. [1913 Webster] 2. To angle with a bob. See {Bob}, n., 2 & 3. [1913 Webster] He ne er had… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Apple — Inc. Rechtsform Incorporated ISIN US0378331005 Gründung 1976 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Apple Hill — is a Growers Association in the Sierra Mountain foothills in El Dorado County, California, that is a widely visited place for its rural ambiance, apples products including pies and cider. BackgroundIn the early 1960s, a pear blight encouraged… …   Wikipedia

  • Bob Gill (artist) — Bob Gill (b. Brooklyn, New York, January 17, 1931), American illustrator and graphic designer.For his graphic design work, Gill has won a number of awards, sold illustrations to Esquire , Architectural Forum , Fortune , Seventeen , and The Nation …   Wikipedia

  • Apple Inc. — This article is about the technology company. For other companies named Apple , see Apple (disambiguation). Apple Inc …   Wikipedia

  • Apple II series — The Apple II (often written as Apple ] [ or Apple //) was the first mass produced microcomputer product, manufactured by Apple Computer (now Apple Inc.). It was among the first home computers on the market, and became one of the most recognizable …   Wikipedia

  • Apple Inc. litigation — From the 1980s to the present, Apple Inc. has been plaintiff or defendant in civil actions in the United States and other countries. Several of these actions have determined significant case law for the technology industry, while others simply… …   Wikipedia

  • apple — 1. (apple) (4298↑, 457↓) The alternative to the orange. Today, I do not wish to consume an apple. I shall seek alternative fruits. Author: Armand Banana http://apple.urbanup.com/1582300 2. (Apple) (1869↑, 830↓) A horrendous company that has… …   Urban English dictionary

  • Apple Inc. advertising — In the past two decades, Apple Inc. has become appreciated for the artistic and free thinking messages of its advertisements, which reflect a business plan of marketing their products to creative individuals. Their most significant ad campaigns… …   Wikipedia

  • Apple IIGS — Mac specs Introduced=September 1986 MSRP=999 CPU=65C816 CPUspeed=2.8 MHz OS=Apple ProDOS, Apple GS/OS RAM=256 KB or 1 MB (expandable up to 8 MB) RAMtype= Discontinued=December 1992The Apple sc|IIgs, the fifth model inception of the Apple II, was… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”