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

  Fob \Fob\ (f[o^]b), n. [Cf. Prov. G. fuppe pocket.]
     1. A little pocket for a watch; -- callled also a watch
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     2. a short chain or ribbon attached to a pocket watch,
        usually worn hanging out of the watch pocket, and used to
        conveniently remove the watch from the watch pocket.
     Fob chain, a short watch chain worn with a watch carried in
        the fob; a fob[2].
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fob \Fob\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Fobbed; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Fobbing.] [Cf.Fop.]
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     1. To beat; to maul. [Obs.]
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     2. To cheat; to trick; to impose on. --Shak.
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     To fob off, to shift off by an artifice; to put aside; to
        delude with a trick."A conspiracy of bishops could
        prostrate and fob off the right of the people." --Milton.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a vest pocket to hold a pocket watch [syn: fob, watch
      2: an adornment that hangs from a watch chain
      3: short chain or ribbon attaching a pocket watch to a man's
         vest [syn: fob, watch chain, watch guard]
      v 1: deceive somebody; "We tricked the teacher into thinking
           that class would be cancelled next week" [syn: flim-flam,
           play a joke on, play tricks, trick, fob, fox,
           pull a fast one on, play a trick on]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  40 Moby Thesaurus words for "fob":
     anklet, armlet, bag, balloon, bangle, beads, bijou, bladder,
     bracelet, breastpin, brooch, chain, chaplet, charm, chatelaine,
     circle, coronet, crown, diadem, earring, gem, jewel, locket,
     necklace, nose ring, pin, pocket, poke, precious stone, rhinestone,
     ring, sac, sack, stickpin, stone, tiara, torque, wampum, wristband,

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