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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A quiet plodding workhorse.

Usage examples (16)
  • He's not where near a laidback 'dobbin' and you still have to ride quietly (he'll never be suitable for a novice for that reason - he takes everything literally) but...
  • The tale of how He coming unexpectedly home found Him with Her was then put through its paces with such skilful jockeying that not one in ten would know it for the same...
  • Missy @dobbin: Don't get to cocky before you think it through.
  • Well, sah, if you'll b'lieve me, he jes 'shuck his head, dat painter did, en went on a-dobbin'. for more
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