gob


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Gob \Gob\ (g[o^]b), n. [Cf. Goaf.] (Mining)
   Same as Goaf.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Gob \Gob\, n. [OF. gob morsel; cf. F. gobe, gobbe, a poisoned
   morsel, poison ball, gobet a piece swallowed, gober to
   swallow greedily and without tasting; cf. Gael. & Ir. gob
   mouth, snout, W. gwp a bird's head and neck. Cf. Gobble,
   Job, n.]
   1. A little mass or collection; a small quantity; a mouthful.
      [Low] --L'Estrange.
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   2. The mouth. [Prov. Eng.or Low] --Wright.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Gob \Gob\ (g[o^]b), n.
   Same as sailor. [Colloq.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Goaf \Goaf\; n.; pl. Goafsor Goaves. [Cf. 1st Gob.]
   (Mining)
   That part of a mine from which the mineral has been partially
   or wholly removed; the waste left in old workings; -- called
   also gob .
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   To work the goaf or To work the gob, to remove the
      pillars of mineral matter previously left to support the
      roof, and replace them with props. --Ure.
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