The eighteenth book of the Old Testament. Pronounced with a long "o", as in "strobe" and "road". I feel this is worth mentioning because the first time I spoke the name aloud, I had only ever read it before, never heard it spoken, and all the other kids laughed at me when I pronounced it with a short "o", as in "slob".

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Everything King James Bible
1. A crime committed profesionally. 2. A beating. (to do a job on)

- american underworld dictionary - 1950

In unix, a collection of one or more processes that share the same process group ID.

An excellent brand of rolling paper.

JOB is made in France and imported by the Republic Tobacco Co.

From the inside of the package:

"The original JOB 1.0 single-width Cigarette Paper, produced in the French way, is backed by the pride and know-how of over 160 years of experience. Easy-rolling, pure-gummed and smooth burning for your tobacco smoking pleasure, it is a product of high technology and the quality tradition of all French-made JOB Cigarette Papers. Enjoy!"

Yeah, whatever.

It's cigarette paper - i'm not exactly sure what "the French way" is or how "high technology" comes into play - but it is good stuff.

What makes rolling paper good, you ask? Well... If you're smoking rolled tobacco in the first place, you're concerned with one of three things:

So: JOB is good for all these things... it's very thin and has a good weight so it doesn't get in the way of the tobacco's flavor. Unlike some other paper companies who add trace amounts of a burning agent to their paper, JOB doesn't - so you remain chemical free (except for the important chemical). And finally, it's cheaper than any other paper on the market. Yes, all the papers sell for the same amount, but each give a different quantity:
  • Zig-Zag tends to give you 33 papers per container.
  • Chills give you 48.
  • Rizla gives you 50.
  • JOB gives you 66.

So: all the things you look for in a paper plus the cheapest out there. Who could object?

Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary on the Whole Bible
Book: Job
Chapters: 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · 7 · 8 · 9 · 10 · 11 · 12 · 13 · 14 · 15 · 16 · 17 · 18 · 19 · 20 · 21 · 22 · 23 · 24 · 25 · 26 · 27 · 28 · 29 · 30 · 31 · 32 · 33 · 34 · 35 · 36 · 37 · 38 · 39 · 40 · 41 · 42 ·

This Book is So called from Job, whose prosperity,
Afflictions, and restoration, are here recorded. He lived soon
after Abraham, or perhaps before that Patriarch. Most likely it
was written By Job himself, and it is the most ancient Book in
existence. The instructions to be learned from the patience of
Job, and from his trials, are as useful now, and as much needed
as ever. We live under the same Providence, we have the same
chastening Father, and there is the same need for correction
unto Righteousness. The fortitude and patience of Job, though
not small, gave way in his severe troubles; but his Faith was
fixed upon the coming of his Redeemer, and this gave him
stedfastness and constancy, though every other dependence,
particularly the pride and boast of a self-righteous Spirit, was
tried and consumed. Another great doctrine of the Faith,
particularly set forth in the Book of Job, is that of
Providence. It is Plain, from this history, that the Lord
watched over his servant Job with the Affection of a Wise and
loving Father.
Colloquial usage in abbreviation:

JOB=Just Over Broke

Job (?), n. [Prov. E. job, gob, n., a small piece of wood, v., to stab, strike; cf. E. gob, gobbet; perh. influenced by E. chop to cut off, to mince. See Gob.]


A sudden thrust or stab; a jab.


A piece of chance or occasional work; any definite work undertaken in gross for a fixed price; as, he did the job for a thousand dollars.


A public transaction done for private profit; something performed ostensibly as a part of official duty, but really for private gain; a corrupt official business.


Any affair or event which affects one, whether fortunately or unfortunately.



A situation or opportunity of work; as, he lost his job.


Job is used adjectively to signify doing jobs, used for jobs, or let on hire to do jobs; as, job printer; job master; job horse; job wagon, etc.

By the job, at a stipulated sum for the work, or for each piece of work done; -- distinguished from time work; as, the house was built by the job. -- Job lot, a quantity of goods, usually miscellaneous, sold out of the regular course of trade, at a certain price for the whole; as, these articles were included in a job lot. -- Job master, one who lest out horses and carriages for hire, as for family use. [Eng.] -- Job printer, one who does miscellaneous printing, esp. circulars, cards, billheads, etc. -- Odd job, miscellaneous work of a petty kind; occasional work, of various kinds, or for various people.


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Job (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Jobbed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Jobbing.]


To strike or stab with a pointed instrument.



To thrust in, as a pointed instrument.



To do or cause to be done by separate portions or lots; to sublet (work); as, to job a contract.

4. Com.

To buy and sell, as a broker; to purchase of importers or manufacturers for the purpose of selling to retailers; as, to job goods.


To hire or let by the job or for a period of service; as, to job a carriage.



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Job, v. i.


To do chance work for hire; to work by the piece; to do petty work.

Authors of all work, to job for the season. Moore.


To seek private gain under pretense of public service; to turn public matters to private advantage.

And judges job, and bishops bite the town. Pope.


To carry on the business of a jobber in merchandise or stocks.


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Job (?), n.

The hero of the book of that name in the Old Testament; the typical patient man.

Job's comforter. (a) A false friend; a tactless or malicious person who, under pretense of sympathy, insinuates rebukes. (b) A boil. [Colloq.] -- Job's news, bad news. Carlyle. -- Job's tears Bot., a kind of grass (Coix Lacryma), with hard, shining, pearly grains.


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