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A cyclone or a thunderstorm.
- ‘But the wet season with its cockeye bobs (man-eating storms) turned his plans topsy-turvy.’
- ‘A cockeyed bob is a squall that blows into the northwest coast of Australia during the summer months.’
Late 19th century: probably an alteration of an Aboriginal word.
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