obi


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Obi \O"bi\, n. [Prob. of African origin.]
   1. A species of sorcery, probably of African origin,
      practiced among the negroes of the West Indies. [Written
      also obe and obeah.] --De Quincey. --B. Edwards.
      [1913 Webster]

   2. A charm or fetich. [West Indies] --B. Edwards.
      [1913 Webster]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Obi \O"bi\ ([=o]"b[-e]), n. [Jap.]
   A sash, esp. the long belt-like broad sash of soft material
   worn by women aound the waist when wearing a traditional
   kimono, and usually having a large bow at the back.
   [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

         Over this is bound the large sash (obi) which is the
         chief article of feminine adornment.     --B. H.
                                                  Chamberlain.
   [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
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