What does the word gibbon mean?

Usage examples for gibbon

  1. More clearly to bring out my meaning here and draw aid from comparative illustration, let me take my old friend of many years, Charles Gibbon. – Robert Louis Stevenson a Record, an Estimate, and a Memorial by Alexander H. Japp
  2. Gibbon spent twenty years on his immortal book Lamb toiled most laboriously over his essays. – Methods of Authors by Hugo Erichsen
  3. The love of reading which Gibbon declared he would not exchange for all the treasures of India was, in fact, with Macaulay " a main element of happiness in one of the happiest lives that it has ever fallen to the lot of the biographer to record." – The Pleasures of Life by Sir John Lubbock