A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (up to 1700)

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Bob, Bobe, n.1 [ME. bobbe (14th c.), bob, of unknown origin.]

1. A bunch or cluster. With that the king the bob [= cow, 531] of birks can waue; Prestis of Peblis 547.
Thocht fra the stok grew nocht the bobe of wyne, The bob it helpis, for it the branche vpberis; Kennedy Pass. Christ 1149–50.

2. A small ball or knob. For making of iiij bobbis of yrne to the brod of the horologe; 1579 Edinb. D. Guild Acc. 24.
Thrie vnce wecht of blak silk tuftis or bobis; 1597 Edinb. Test. XXXI. 141.

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