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nob·ble

 (nŏb′əl)
tr.v. nob·bled, nob·bling, nob·bles Chiefly British
1. To disable (a racehorse), especially by drugging.
2. To win (a person) over.
3. To outdo or get the better of by devious means.
4. To filch or steal.
5. To kidnap.

[Origin unknown.]

nob′bler n.
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I was sitting on deck with some of the fellows who were going into the American ambulance service with me, my Airedale, Crown Prince Nobbler, asleep at my feet, when the first blast of the whistle shattered the peace and security of the ship.
I was cold myself, though I had almost forgotten it until Nobbler moved and I felt a new sensation of cold along my leg against which he had lain, and suddenly realized that in that one spot I had been warm.
Alan Bramfitt from Esh Winning landed one of 15lb, as did K Henderson, from Hartlepool, on a White Dog Nobbler.
Jubilee: Orange Nomad, Olive Zonker, Orange Dog Nobbler, White Woolly Worm, Grizzzle Zonker, White Fritz.
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At Ravensthorpe Reservoir, near Northampton, Coventry's Neil Stuart fished from the bank and using an orange Dog Nobbler lure, captured a 9lb 4oz rainbow.
Hot Horse Harry was locked deep in conversation with Freddie The Ferret, Nobbler Nolan and Barlinnie Bob.
Rod averages were a consistent five-fish per visit, with Nick Humphries from Yorkshire taking the best fish of the week at 12lb on a Black Dog Nobbler.
KIELDER: Dawson's Olive, Montana, Dog Nobbler, Pheasant Tail, Black and Peacock.
Cocks Close produced a superb 8lb 14oz rainbow last week to bank angler John Dews from Knowle, who tempted the take on a Dog Nobbler.
At Draycote Water, a 9lb 7oz trout was landed by Frank Capewell of Stourbridge, It fell to a Dog Nobbler lure, while Rugby's Eddie Mitchell was also in luck, claiming an 8lb catch.
The biggest fish from the Rugby reservoir so far this year, it accepted an orange Dog Nobbler lure.