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flob

(flɒb)
vb flobs, flobbing or flobbed
(intr) informal Brit to spit
[C20: probably of imitative origin]
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(1) Unless otherwise stated, the different obligatory XVS instances have been retrieved from written and spoken computerised corpora, namely the Freiburg-Lancaster-Oslo-Bergen Corpus of British English (FLOB), the Freiburg-Brown Corpus of American English (FROWN), the British English 2006 Corpus (BrE06), the American English 2006 Corpus (AmE06), the International Corpus of English: the British Component (ICE-GB) and the Corpus of Spoken Professional American English (CSPAE).
Hundt, Marianne, Andrea Sand, and Rainer Siemund 1998: The Freiburg--LOB Corpus of British English ('FLOB').
More whingeing teens with puke and flob humour appear in Operation X by Malaika Rose Stanley (pounds 3.99, Orchard Red Apple).
For decades, astronomers thought fission was the more likely possibility for producing close binaries: a large flob of stellar material -- a protostar -- spinning so rapidly that it breaks up into two pieces.
Among the further resources which, if space had permitted, could usefully have been added are: David Lee's excellent Bookmarks for Corpus-Based Linguists web site at http://devoted.to/ corpora; the FLOB (Freiburg-LOB) and FROWN (Freiburg-Brown) Corpora of early 1990s British and American English, respectively (see http://khnt.hit.uib.no/icame/manuals/ index.htm); the Corpus of Spoken Professional Academic English (for details see http:// www.athel.com/cpsa.html); the national corpora of Eastern European languages such as Czech, Polish and Hungarian; and the concordancers MonoConc Pro and Paraconc (the latter for multilingual analysis), available from http://www.athel.com.
Among the most humiliating abuses was 'Flob in the Face darts'.
The data sources for Present-Day English are the Freiburg-Brown (FROWN) and Freiburg-LOB (FLOB) corpora, which are one-million-word corpora similar to The Brown Corpus (BROWN) and The Lancaster-Oslo/Bergen Corpus (LOB), but compiled of more recent material (Hundt - Sand - Siemund 1998; Hundt - Sand - Skandera 1999).