from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A squabble; a row; a disturbance: as, to kick up a bobbery.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun Low A squabble; a tumult; a commotion; a noisy disturbance.
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- noun dated A
squabble; a tumult; a noisy disturbance.
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Never was a 'bobbery' more delightful than that which we have just succeeded in 'kicking up' all around about Boston Common.
She was also full of sage counsel, advising marriage with a warm girl having "nice things at her -- nice lands and pigs and things" -- as a ready way to square the "bobbery" of thirty years ago at Ballawhaine.
It makes me sick of myself, to make such a fash and bobbery over a rotten end of an old nursery yarn, not worth spitting on when done.
How she was the home of lies and flies, the grave of reputation, the refuge of the remittance man and the bad egg; the land of the unexpected pest, but never the unexpected blessing; of sunstroke and fever; scandals and broken careers; snobbery, bobbery, and highway robbery.
The stables were a great point, and the bobbery pack, which hunt pig for five months all through the winter, accounted in one season for something like nineteen full-grown boar, ten tuskers, and nine sows.
Still, observation I was out to get, so, spreading my bobbery pack, I worked closer and closer.
The latter was the individual who fell, who played the copperhead in Eden, and has been kicking up such a bobbery ever since.
But BULL has learned the wisdom of not kicking up a bobbery.
Well, Ben once got into a great frolic ashore, and kicked up such a bobbery that the watchman clapped him in limbo for the night; and the justice next morning gave him such a clapper-clawing with his tongue, and bore down upon him so hard with his
He had talked to her during the whole of dinner the night before about jackal-hunting with a bobbery pack -- not at all an elevated mind.