Job's news
Job Job (j[=o]b), n. The hero of the book of that name in the Old Testament; the prototypical patient man. [1913 Webster]

{Job's comforter}. (a) A false friend; a tactless or malicious person who, under pretense of sympathy, insinuates rebukes. (b) A boil. [Colloq.]

{Job's news}, bad news. --Carlyle.

{Job's tears} (Bot.), a kind of grass ({Coix Lacryma}), with hard, shining, pearly grains. [1913 Webster]


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