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 for Bob
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bob \Bob\ (b[o^]b), n. [An onomatopoetic word, expressing quick,
     jerky motion; OE. bob bunch, bobben to strike, mock, deceive.
     Cf. Prov. Eng. bob, n., a ball, an engine beam, bunch, blast,
     trick, taunt, scoff; as, a v., to dance, to courtesy, to
     disappoint, OF. bober to mock.]
     1. Anything that hangs so as to play loosely, or with a short
        abrupt motion, as at the end of a string; a pendant; as,
        the bob at the end of a kite's tail.
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              In jewels dressed and at each ear a bob. --Dryden.
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     2. A knot of worms, or of rags, on a string, used in angling,
        as for eels; formerly, a worm suitable for bait.
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              Or yellow bobs, turned up before the plow,
              Are chiefest baits, with cork and lead enow.
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     3. A small piece of cork or light wood attached to a fishing
        line to show when a fish is biting; a float.
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     4. The ball or heavy part of a pendulum; also, the ball or
        weight at the end of a plumb line.
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     5. A small wheel, made of leather, with rounded edges, used
        in polishing spoons, etc.
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     6. A short, jerking motion; act of bobbing; as, a bob of the
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     7. (Steam Engine) A working beam.
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     8. A knot or short curl of hair; also, a bob wig.
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              A plain brown bob he wore.            --Shenstone.
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     9. A peculiar mode of ringing changes on bells.
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     10. The refrain of a song.
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               To bed, to bed, will be the bob of the song.
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     11. A blow; a shake or jog; a rap, as with the fist.
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     12. A jeer or flout; a sharp jest or taunt; a trick.
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               He that a fool doth very wisely hit,
               Doth very foolishly, although he smart,
               Not to seem senseless of the bob.    --Shak.
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     13. A shilling. [Slang, Eng.] --Dickens.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bob \Bob\, v. i.
     1. To have a short, jerking motion; to play to and fro, or up
        and down; to play loosely against anything. "Bobbing and
        courtesying." --Thackeray.
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     2. To angle with a bob. See Bob, n., 2 & 3.
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              He ne'er had learned the art to bob
              For anything but eels.                --Saxe.
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     To bob at an apple, cherry, etc. to attempt to bite or
        seize with the mouth an apple, cherry, or other round
        fruit, while it is swinging from a string or floating in a
        tug of water.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bob \Bob\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bobbed; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Bobbing.] [OE. bobben. See Bob, n.]
     1. To cause to move in a short, jerking manner; to move (a
        thing) with a bob. "He bobbed his head." --W. Irving.
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     2. To strike with a quick, light blow; to tap.
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              If any man happened by long sitting to sleep . . .
              he was suddenly bobbed on the face by the servants.
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     3. To cheat; to gain by fraud or cheating; to filch.
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              Gold and jewels that I bobbed from him. --Shak.
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     4. To mock or delude; to cheat.
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              To play her pranks, and bob the fool,
              The shrewish wife began.              --Turbervile.
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     5. To cut short; as, to bob the hair, or a horse's tail.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a former monetary unit in Great Britain [syn: British
           shilling, shilling, bob]
      2: a hair style for women and children; a short haircut all
      3: a long racing sled (for 2 or more people) with a steering
         mechanism [syn: bobsled, bobsleigh, bob]
      4: a hanging weight, especially a metal ball on a string
      5: a small float usually made of cork; attached to a fishing
         line [syn: bob, bobber, cork, bobfloat]
      6: a short or shortened tail of certain animals [syn: bobtail,
         bob, dock]
      7: a short abrupt inclination (as of the head); "he gave me a
         short bob of acknowledgement"
      v 1: move up and down repeatedly; "her rucksack bobbed gently on
           her back"
      2: ride a bobsled; "The boys bobbed down the hill screaming with
         pleasure" [syn: bobsled, bob]
      3: remove or shorten the tail of an animal [syn: dock, tail,
      4: make a curtsy; usually done only by girls and women; as a
         sign of respect; "She curtsied when she shook the Queen's
         hand" [syn: curtsy, bob]
      5: cut hair in the style of a bob; "Bernice bobs her hair these

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  327 Moby Thesaurus words for "bob":
     Carling float, T square, abbreviate, abridge, abscind, abstract,
     accost, address, amputate, angle, annihilate, bait the hook, balsa,
     balsa raft, ban, bar, barber, bawbee, bend, bend the knee,
     bend the neck, bending the knee, bis, bob a curtsy, bob down,
     bobble, boil down, boom, bounce, bow, bow and scrape, bow down,
     bow the head, bowing and scraping, bump, buoy, burden, caper,
     capriole, capsulize, caracole, careen, cavort, chant, chatter,
     chorus, clam, clip, coggle, coif, coiffure, compress, condense,
     conk, contract, cork, crop, crouch, crown, cull, curtail, curtsy,
     curvet, cut, cut a dido, cut away, cut back, cut capers, cut down,
     cut off, cut off short, cut out, cut short, dangle, dap, dib,
     dibble, didder, dipping the colors, dither, ditto, dock, dollar,
     drive, duck, elide, eliminate, embrace, enucleate, epitomize,
     eradicate, except, excise, exclude, extinguish, extirpate,
     fall down before, falter, farthing, fish, fiver, flick, flip,
     flirt, float, florin, flounce, fluctuate, flutter, fly-fish,
     foreshorten, fourpence, fourpenny, frisk, gambado, gambol,
     genuflect, genuflection, gig, go fishing, greeting, grig, grimace,
     groat, guddle, guinea, hail, half crown, half dollar, halfpenny,
     hand-clasp, handshake, have an ague, hello, hitch, homage,
     how-do-you-do, hug, hustle, inclination, isolate, jack, jacklight,
     jactitate, jar, jerk, jig, jigget, jiggle, jog, joggle, jolt,
     jostle, jounce, jump, jump about, kiss, kneel, kneeling, knock,
     knock off, kowtow, lead, librate, life buoy, life preserver,
     life raft, lop, lurch, mag, make a leg, make a reverence,
     make obeisance, making a leg, meg, mite, monkey, mow, mutilate,
     net, new pence, nip, nod, np, nutate, obeisance, obsequiousness,
     oscillate, p, pare, peel, pence, pendulate, penny, pick out, pitch,
     pluck, plumb, plumb bob, plumb line, plumb rule, plummet, poll,
     pollard, pompadour, pontoon, pony, pound, prance, presenting arms,
     process, prostration, prune, quake, quaver, quid, quiver, raft,
     ramp, rap, reap, recap, recapitulate, reduce, reel, refrain,
     repeat, repetend, resonate, retrench, reverence, rictus,
     ritornello, rock, roll, romp, root out, rule out, salaam,
     salutation, salute, sandbag, scrape, seine, servility, set apart,
     set aside, set square, shake, shave, shear, shilling, shingle,
     shiver, shock, shorten, shrimp, shudder, sinker, sixpence, skip,
     smile, smile of recognition, snatch, snub, spin, square, squat,
     stamp out, standing at attention, start, still-fish, stoop,
     strike off, strip, strip off, stunt, submission, submissiveness,
     sudden pull, sum up, summarize, supination, surfboard, swag, sway,
     swing, synopsize, take in, take off, take out, telescope, tenner,
     threepence, threepenny bit, thrippence, tic, torch, toss, trawl,
     tremble, tremor, trim, trip, troll, truncate, try square, tunk,
     tuppence, tweak, twitch, twitter, twopence, undersong, vacillate,
     vibrate, wag, waggle, wave, waver, weight, whale, wipe out, wobble,
     wrench, yank, yerk

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

      At Demon Internet, all tech support personnel are called ?Bob?. (Female
      support personnel have an option on ?Bobette?). This has nothing to do with
      Bob the divine drilling-equipment salesman of the Church of the SubGenius
      . Nor is it acronymized from ?Brother Of BOFH?, though all parties agree
      it could have been. Rather, it was triggered by an unusually large draft of
      new tech-support people in 1995. It was observed that there would be much
      duplication of names. To ease the confusion, it was decided that all
      support techs would henceforth be known as ?Bob?, and identity badges were
      created labelled ?Bob 1? and ?Bob 2?. (?No, we never got any further?
      reports a witness).
      The reason for ?Bob? rather than anything else is due to a luser calling
      and asking to speak to ?Bob?, despite the fact that no ?Bob? was currently
      working for Tech Support. Since we all know ?the customer is always right?,
      it was decided that there had to be at least one ?Bob? on duty at all
      times, just in case.
      This sillyness snowballed inexorably. Shift leaders and managers began to
      refer to their groups of ?bobs?. Whole ranks of support machines were set
      up (and still exist in the DNS as of 1999) as bob1 through bobN. Then came
      alt.tech-support.recovery, and it was filled with Demon support personnel.
      They all referred to themselves, and to others, as ?bob?, and after a while
      it caught on. There is now a Bob Code describing the Bob nature.

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

     David Betz.  A tiny object-oriented language.
     [Dr Dobbs J, Sep 1991, p.26].

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