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gob 1

1. A small mass or lump.
2. often gobs Informal A large quantity: a gob of money; gobs of time.

[Middle English gobbe, probably from Old French gobe, mouthful, from gober, to gulp, of Celtic origin.]

gob 2

n. Slang
The mouth.

[Perhaps from Scottish and Irish Gaelic.]

gob 3

n. Slang
A sailor.

[Probably shortening of earlier gobshite, wad of expectorated chewing tobacco, sailor; see gobshite.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gobs - a large number or amountgobs - a large number or amount; "made lots of new friends"; "she amassed stacks of newspapers"
large indefinite amount, large indefinite quantity - an indefinite quantity that is above the average in size or magnitude
References in classic literature ?
We sit around and gaily pound, And bear no acrimony Because our ob--ject is a gob Of sizzling abalone.
Due the excavation of upper Jurassic coal strata at the early stage and large gobs of the lower carbonic coal strata, during the production process of lower extra-thick coal strata, the perturbation and excavation of the working faces may once again affect the stability of roof structure of the gobs of overlying Jurassic excavated coal strata.
According to the difference of the direction of layout of the working faces of Jurassic coal strata at Tongxin coal mine and the location of coal pillars in the gobs (as shown in Figure 1), the combined natural arch structure of the roof of the gobs of close distance coal strata can be categorised into aligned and misaligned types, as shown in Figure 2.
Therefore, the stress distribution in the combined natural arch structure of rock-overlaid roofing of close distance coal strata is evaluated in this study to provide basis for the analysis of the effect of concentrated stress on the coal pillars in the gobs of Jurassic coal strata.
Rustigian said that the GOB sale is usually run by a front person operating on behalf of a wholesaler, and a lot of the money goes right back to the wholesaler, who has provided and contracted for the advertising.
Typical markups in a GOB are eight to 12 times wholesale cost," she said, "often grossing $2 to $5 million in three to six months.
And in that--for all those precious gobs of anonymous taxpayer dollars that may never be returned to create an invisible private-sector job even if every base in the country is closed--she may well be right.