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mob

Australian vernacular for a group of sheep which stay together for an extended period. Also a name for a group of kangaroos.
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yelled the fickle mob, who from jeering him were now his warm friends.
The huzzas and riotous uproar of the mob were now heard, close at hand.
As a matter of fact, the mob was playing in exceedingly foul fashion.
And for a long time, despite the feverish haste with which the mob tried to end the work that had been begun, those who were hitting, throttling, and tearing at Vereshchagin were unable to kill him, for the crowd pressed from all sides, swaying as one mass with them in the center and rendering it impossible for them either to kill him or let him go.
Already he could hear the mob clambering the stairway to the next quarters--they would be at the door beside him in another instant.
The mob even began to vent its rage by inveighing against the iniquitous judges, who had allowed such a detestable criminal as the villain Cornelius to get off so cheaply.
The roar at the rear increased as the mob came on to the attack, while the vanguard of the police charged the obstructing waggons.
And then, without warning, a mob arose one night, and, under a waving American flag, singing patriotic songs, set fire to the great plant of the Appeal and totally destroyed it.
At the station he captured Miss Lantry out of the gadding mob at eight thirty-two.
some artists had, it seems, put a trick upon a shopkeeper, and being pursued, some of them fled one way, and some another; and one of them was, they said, dressed up in widow's weeds, upon which the mob gathered about me, and some said I was the person, others said no.
A mob is usually a creature of very mysterious existence, particularly in a large city.
If John Barnacle,' said Mrs Gowan, after the degeneracy of the times had been fully ascertained, 'if John Barnacle had but abandoned his most unfortunate idea of conciliating the mob, all would have been well, and I think the country would have been preserved.