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HOB'BY, noun A kind of hawk; a hawk of the lure.

HOB'BY, noun

1. A strong active horse, of a middle size, said to have been originally from Ireland; a nag; a pacing horse; a garran.

2. A stick, or figure of a horse, on which boys ride.

3. Any favorite object; that which a person pursues with zeal or delight.

4. A stupid fellow.