1. to droop, to allow to hang heavily.
|Real Life in London I 187: The dancing party was knock’d up, and were lobbing their lollys, half asleep and half awake, on the table, bowing as it were to the magnanimous influence of Old Tom.|
2. (Aus.) to fail.
|Tweed Dly (Murwillumbah, NSW) 17 May 7/4: But I’ve come a regimental; I have lobbed; I’m down and out .|
3. see lob in
1. (Aus.) to arrive, to turn up, (of a race horse) to win; thus lobber, one who turns up; lob around, wait around.
|Eastern Districts Chron. (York, WA) 25 Nov. 2/1: Last year, when Glenloth lobbed, home in the mud and slush, backers of the routed favourites laid their defeat at the door of the weather.|
|Sydney Sportsman 8 Nov. 1/2: In last week’s ‘Sportsman’ we stated that the New Zealand mare, Levant, was either dead off or has been raced cunningly. Judging by the way she lobbed in [...] at Canterbury Park, it savored very much as though the latter was the correct version.|
|Fact’ry ’Ands 99: The trees trembled when he lobbed.|
|All Abaht It Nov. 13: We have our Doc from Corio Bay [...] He lobbed here months afore us, / Did Robert George —.|
|Aussie (France) 12 Mar. 4/2: A Digger who had just lobbed in France.|
|‘The Crusaders’ in Chisholm (1951) 83: Snowy’s a game ’un! I lob in the shop, / The parson paddin’ after on the floor.|
|Shearer’s Colt 58: The only cheerful member of the luncheon party was Red Fred who had been down to worship at the shrine of Nancy Bell [a race horse] and to receive the usual assurance that she would lob in.|
|Me And Gus (1977) 126: If you are sure she won’t mind me lobbing along, I’m willing.‘Gus Tomlins’ in|
|Popular Dict. Aus. Sl.|
|(con. 1936–46) Winged Seeds (1984) 24: You never knew who’d lob into the camp.|
|Jimmy Brockett 251: He usually turned on an act for me when I lobbed home but tonight he was too excited.|
|(con. 1948) Flee the Angry Strangers 21: Mostly I lob around the street looking at nothing.|
|Address: Kings Cross 53: ‘Where’s your mate? The girl who used to be with you when you first lobbed here?’.|
|Aussie Swearers Guide 31: Bodgied Up [...] This is a handy malicious adjective, especially useful in deflating the egos of people wearing new clothes. As in: In he lobs, bodgied up and smelling like dead horse gully.|
|Glass Canoe (1982) 16: He lobbed at the Oriental for a Chinese feed one weeknight.|
|Bullsh n.p.: ‘Tell me when Johnno lobs up, okay?’.|
|Ridgey-Didge Oz Jack Lang 11: He would rather pen and ink on his ace until some of his Chinas lobbed. [Ibid.] 35: Lobber Someone who turns up anyway.|
|Real Thing 13: He’ll be unrecognisable when he lobs here on Saturday.|
|G’DAY 70: I dint know ewas lobbin sarvo.|
|Aus. Prison Sl. Gloss. [Internet] Lob. To arrive. As in ‘to lob at a gaol’.|
|How to Shoot Friends 50: It seems he lobbed on her door step, sporting a big bunch of flowers.|
|More You Bet 55: He’d lobbed at Harold Park trots probably for the first time.|
2. (Aus.) to hit, to assault.
|Smith’s Wkly (Sydney) 19 Dec. 3/1: He’s always at yer elbow promptin’ the fist wot biffs a copper, the foot wot lobs in the old girl's tummy.|
3. to commence having sexual intercourse.
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(Aus.) to go away.
|Ballades of Old Bohemia (1980) 72: katie: [...] I ain’t going to keep a fat lazy loafer like you. / chopsey: Blast you, my luck’s turned, I tell you. / katie: Lob off now. / chopsey: Don’t sling off, Katie.Woman Tamer in|
1. to get hold of or find out through a stroke of luck.
|Truth (Perth0 5 Apr. 4/7: When we lob onto that loan / We will sniff it like ozone. / We will buy up Frank Rea’s mincemeat, / And then eat all Pink Top's fruit.|
|Popular Dict. Aus. Sl. (2nd edn).|
2. to associate oneself with.
|Bulletin (Sydney) 19 Dec. 15/3: David came from the Flying Angel Push in Melbourne, and lobbed on to the rabbit-proof fence when it was going through Lake Nabbaroo (W.A.). They made him off-sider to a camel-puncher named Jim. He had had no experience with smellers; but he took to the job like beer.|
to hand out.
|None But the Lonely Heart 242: Cosh [...] stopped while Jim was lobbing out the fags.|
|Teachers (1962) 200: Kathie was lobbing out the char like a champion.|