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FOB

1) adj. short for Free on Board, meaning shipped to a specific place without cost. 2) Friend of Bill (Clinton). (See: Free on Board)

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Out of the right fob hung a great silver chain, with a wonderful kind of engine at the bottom.
Della doubled the fob chain in her hand and sat on the corner of the table near the door that he always entered.
He was dressed like any other ordinary gentleman, in a loose grey morning coat and waistcoat, and white trousers; and had his watch in his fob, and his money in his pockets: which he rattled as if he were very proud of it.
It was marvellous to witness the obtuse gravity with which he would inspect the wheels of a great old silver watch thereby delighting the owner, in whose fob it had been worn till he deemed it a portion of his own life, and was accordingly jealous of its treatment.
Signor Pastrini drew from his fob a magnificent Breguet, bearing the name of its maker, of Parisian manufacture, and a count's coronet.
The Ministry of Railways had joined hands with the Ministry of Defence to build new FOBs over three of its Mumbai suburban railway stations, namely Elphinstone Road, Currey Road &Ambivali.
The task of building the FOBs is being undertaken by the Bombay Engineer Group and Centre, Kirkee from the Indian Army as a part of aid to civil authority for safety and smooth functioning of essential public services, it added.
A base closure assistance team (BCAT)-a group of qualified contractors and military personnel-visited FOBs to assist them in reducing their footprints in the safest, most cost-effective way.
If the FOB is nearing complete closure, then it's more practical to migrate services to a distant hub and prepare for a complete closure at that location.
Located approximately 20 kilometers from the Pakistan border, the battalion oversaw an operational environment with the mission of defending FOB Salerno, previously known as Rocket City, while simultaneously preparing it for closure.
People have not been looking when locking their cars with the fobs, perhaps doing it over their shoulder.
Now the High Court has granted a Judicial Review into the issue, which FOBS hope will reverse what it believes to be an unfair funding settlement.