job's tears


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Job \Job\ (j[=o]b), n.
   The hero of the book of that name in the Old Testament; the
   prototypical patient man.
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   Job's comforter.
   (a) A false friend; a tactless or malicious person who, under
       pretense of sympathy, insinuates rebukes.
   (b) A boil. [Colloq.]

   Job's news, bad news. --Carlyle.

   Job's tears (Bot.), a kind of grass (Coix Lacryma), with
      hard, shining, pearly grains.
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