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An up-and-down movement.


/bob·bing/ (bob´ing) a quick, jerky, up-and-down movement.
ocular bobbing  a jerky downward deviation of the eyes with slow return, seen in comatose patients and believed to be due to a pontine lesion.


the act of moving up and down, usually with a jerking motion.

Patient discussion about bobbing

Q. hi I m Ian Bob 21/m. I am suffering bipolar disorder, what can i do to prevent this disorder!

A. Hi Bob, its nice to have you here.
Unfortunately there is nothing you can do to prevent bipolar disorder, however you can manage the illness. There are a lot of different things you can do wo manage the symptoms. You can see a theropist and psychiatrist, for meds and talk theropy. You can get regular excercise, meditate, surround yourself with positive supportive people. Teach your friends and family about your illness and what you need from them in your times of need.
You can also come here and ask questions and answer other peoples questions to help get out some of thie thoughts you have. You have a support system here with plenty of people who know what you are going through and care about you.
I hope this helps you!

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So Martha hid herself, and in came little Bob, the father, with at least three feet of comforter exclusive of the fringe, hanging down before him; and his threadbare clothes darned up and brushed, to look seasonable; and Tiny Tim upon his shoulder.
My chief and Bob the Librarian had their holiday first, and when they were gone I made a calendar, as I always did, and hung it up at the head of my cot, tearing off one day at a time till they returned.
No, I don't see and I never shall see why Miss What's-her-name shouldn't pay that bob for the driver.
Years ago, when my whole capital would occasionally come down to "what in town the people call a bob," I would recklessly spend a penny of it, merely for the sake of having the change, all in coppers, to jingle.
So far indeed did his information extend, and so acutely retentive was his memory, that he was supposed to be the only man who could have told you who Julius Beaufort, the banker, really was, and what had become of handsome Bob Spicer, old Mrs.
Tangle's learned friends, each armed with a little summary of eighteen hundred sheets, bob up like eighteen hammers in a pianoforte, make eighteen bows, and drop into their eighteen places of obscurity.
Yes, Bunny, I turn out about dusk and meet the expresses at Euston or King's Cross; that is, of course, I loaf outside and pick my cab, and often run my three or four miles for a bob or less.
Depending on the report of Ladue, he intended to follow Bob Henderson's example and live practically on straight meat.
Mister Haggin" was the sound Jerry had always heard uttered by Bob, the clerk, and by Derby, the foreman on the plantation, when they addressed his master.
The water was carpeted with bobbing heads, and I stood up, as in a dream, and watched it all--the bobbing heads and the heads that ceased to bob.
Hadley, who chaperoned them; "Whisky" Bob, a youthful oyster pirate of sixteen; and "Spider" Healey, a black-whiskered wharf-rat of twenty.
Bob Sawyer adjusted his skates with a dexterity which to Mr.