Word of the Day: HOBLOB

from hob (a generic name for a rustic, a clown) + lob (a country bumpkin, a clown)

“…By Phoebe to Delos, his natiue countrie seat, hastning.
Hee poincts a dawnsing, foorthwith the rustical hoblobs
Of Cretes, of Driopes, and paincted clowns Agathyrsi
Dooe fetch their gambalds hopping neere consecrat altars

From: Thee first foure bookes of Virgil his Æneis tr. intoo English heroical verse 
– translated by Richard Stanyhurst, 1582

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