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ob

Definition of ob:

part of speech: noun

A prefix meaning " in the way of"; " against," as in obviate; ob becomes oc before c, as in occasion: of before f, as in offend; o before m, as in omit; and op before p, as in oppose; in bot., ob means " reversed"- thus: " cordate" means heart- shaped, with the attachment at the broad end; " obcordate" means heart- shaped, but with the attachment at the narrow end.

Usage examples:

  • Dat comes ob bein' civilized. W. Clark Russell in "The Frozen Pirate".
  • Mawnin', missus- whar he allus is 'cep'n' w'en he's sleepin'- foolin' roun' dat colt ob a Prince! Edwin Carlile Litsey in "The Man from Jericho".
  • Yassuh, he'll come all right, 'n' w'en de race hit come, he'll beat eb'ry one ob 'em! Edwin Carlile Litsey in "The Man from Jericho".
  • Yes, suh, I ride 'im, 'n' I ride 'im at de head ob de whole bunch! Edwin Carlile Litsey in "The Man from Jericho".

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