from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A mechanical part in a loom that controls the harnesses so as to permit weaving of small geometric figures.
- n. A small geometric figure woven into fabric.
- n. A fabric with such figures.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A device in some looms that allows the weaving of small, geometric patterns
- n. The patterns so woven, or the fabric containing the patterns
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An apparatus resembling a Jacquard for weaving small figures (usually about 12 - 16 threads, seldom more than 36 - 40 threads).
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A fool; a childish old man.
- n. A sprite or apparition.
- n. Same as dobby-machine.
Dickinson, Burnley, showed Catlow's patent dobby, which is illustrated above, as applied to a strong calico loom.
I love little dobby, but I guess hes a bit of a freaky little troll.
Pritchard's dobby loom is a large, foot-operated, wooden contraption.
"Makes you feel real dobby, that does," said Pete.
HusseinTenaX in reply to a comment from robby dobby
Who's the midget in the chair? clickofalight if i answered you, i might cry thinking of poor dobby...
If anyone has any wisdom pertaining to the successful sewing with and dying of bamboo dobby fabric, please leave a comment.
THE QUEEN IS A WONDERFUL WOMAN but truth be told, I ` m not so sure about dobby Price Charles who likes to mutter greenly from his fleet of Jags.
BTW, dobby, toejam an oddity was moas worried wen got home, discovered only 1 can uf gushifood left…wow, hubby was really sick!
May 19, 2008 at 1:28 pm iz dat da sok HP gib Dobby? dobby iz gud elf! it nawt matirz if sok iz smel.