hob, s. (In phrases) Ní fhéadaim ~ ná hé a bhaint as, I can’t move it in the least. Ní raibh ~ ná hé as, there wasn’t a move, a squeak, out of him. Bhí ~ ann agus ~ as aige, he was between two minds about it. Thug sé ~ ar éirí, he made as if to get up. Bhí sé ar ~ imeacht, he was about to leave.
Chomh ~ le hairne, le bac, le cleite an fhéich, le gual, le pic, le sméar, le tóin corcáin, le Poll Tí Liabáin, as black as a sloe, as a hob, as a raven’s feather, as coal, as pitch, as a berry, as the bottom of a pot, as Erebus.