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Dobson \Dob"son\, n. (Zo["o]l.) The aquatic larva of a large neuropterous insect ( Corydalus cornutus), used as bait in angling. See Hellgamite.


n. The aquatic larva of a large neuropterous insect (''Corydalus cornutus''), used as bait in fishing.

  1. n. large brown aquatic larva of the dobsonfly; used as fishing bait [syn: hellgrammiate]

  2. large soft-bodied insect having long slender mandibles in the male; aquatic larvae often used as bait [syn: dobsonfly, dobson fly, Corydalus cornutus]

Dobson, NC -- U.S. town in North Carolina
Population (2000): 1457
Housing Units (2000): 594
Land area (2000): 1.790420 sq. miles (4.637166 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 1.790420 sq. miles (4.637166 sq. km)
FIPS code: 17340
Located within: North Carolina (NC), FIPS 37
Location: 36.391698 N, 80.721126 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 27017
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Dobson, NC

Dobson may refer to:

Dobson (surname)

Dobson is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

  • Aaron Dobson, American football player
  • Adam Dobson, American ice-hockey goal keeper
  • Anita Dobson, British actress
  • Austin Dobson, British poet
  • Austin Dobson, British racing driver
  • Barrie Dobson (1931–2013), British historian
  • Bonnie Dobson, Canadian folk musician
  • Bridget and Jerome Dobson, American writers of the Santa Barbara soap opera
  • Bryan Dobson, Irish broadcaster
  • Claude Congreve Dobson VC (18851940), British Royal Naval officer
  • Cowan Dobson born David Cowan, brother of Henry Raeburn, (1894–1980), Scottish Portrait painter
  • Denys Dobson, England international rugby player
  • Dominic Dobson, German racing driver
  • The Dobson brothers, Paul, Michael, Brian, Canadian voice actors
  • Ed Dobson, American author and pastor
  • Fefe Dobson (born 1985), Canadian singer and entertainer
  • Frank Dobson (born 1940), British politician
  • Frank Dobson (1885–1959), American college sports coach
  • Frank Dobson, British artist
  • Frederick William Dobson, British soldier
  • George Dobson (disambiguation)
  • Gordon Dobson, British meteorologist who did important pioneer work on ozone
  • Henry Dobson, Australian politician
  • Henry Austin Dobson (1840–1921), English poet and essayist
  • Henry Raeburn Dobson (1901–1985), Scottish portrait and genre painter
  • James Dobson (born 1936), conservative Christian psychologist and radio host
  • Joanne Dobson, (born 1942), American novelist
  • Joe Dobson (1917–1994), U.S. baseball player ("Burrhead")
  • John Dobson (1787–1865), British architect
  • John Dobson (1824–1907) Canadian senator
  • John L. Dobson (born 1915), U.S. popularizer of amateur astronomy
  • Kenneth Dobson, British politician
  • Kevin Dobson (born 1943), American television actor
  • Lawrence Dobson, a fictional character in the TV series Firefly
  • Matthew Dobson, South African rugby player
  • Michael Dobson, English footballer
  • Michael Dobson, Chief Executive of Schroders plc
  • Pat Dobson (1942–2006), American baseball player
  • Pat Dobson (1931–2005), British secretary, wife and mother
  • Peter Dobson, American actor
  • Richard Dobson, American singer-songwriter
  • Rosemary Dobson Australian poet
  • Simon Dobson, British composer
  • Tamara Dobson, American actress
  • Tom Dobson (1871–1937), Wales international rugby player
  • Vernon Dobson (1923–2013), American Baptist minister
  • William Dobson (1610–1646), English painter
  • William Stephen Dobson(1793–1837), English philologist
  • William Davis Dobson (1848–1932), fourth President of Truman State University (1891-1899), then named the First District Normal School
  • Zuleika Dobson, name of character in, and the title of, a novel by Max Beerbohm

Usage examples of "dobson".

Although Hugh was a grown man, he still thought of the silver-haired Dobson as an authority figure.

As far as he had known, Dobson was family-oriented, a devoted husband.

It was clear to him that Dobson had set a trail of clues, which began with the mistletoe found outside the Chamberlain Music Hall.

I fear Trevor Dobson is much more cunning, far less intellectual, and certainly more evil than the members of those cerebral organizations.

He hoped Dobson would agree to meet him and that their confrontation would not end in a violent manner.

It would be an excellent place for us to think through whatever devilment Dobson plans to send our way.

Trevor Dobson owns more than a thousand acres of land, which borders three thousand owned by my father.

Knowing that the note had been left by Trevor Dobson sent goose bumps racing over arms.

Hugh hurried to find that Trevor Dobson had returned to Tremaine Way late that afternoon.

He could only conclude that Dobson had returned in broad daylight because he was ready for some sort of confrontation.

Hugh waited for his drink to be delivered, he studied Dobson carefully.

Why would Dobson risk his meticulously masterminded plot by getting drunk?

If Dobson had been true to druid lore, she might be suspended from above in a hanging wicker basket.

The nearest office was unoccupied, so they went in, and Dobson shut the door.

On the way over Dobson explained two things that Cal had been still puzzled about.