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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 hob·by /ˈhɑbi/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Hob·by n.; pl. Hobbies   Zool. A small, strong-winged European falcon (Falco subbuteo), formerly trained for hawking.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Hob·by Hob·by·horse n.
 1. A strong, active horse, of a middle size, said to have been originally from Ireland; an ambling nag.
 2. A stick, often with the head or figure of a horse, on which boys make believe to ride. [ Usually under the form hobbyhorse.]
 3. A subject or plan upon which one is constantly setting off; a favorite and ever-recurring theme of discourse, thought, or effort; that which occupies one's attention unduly, or to the weariness of others; a ruling passion. [Usually under the form hobby.]
    Not one of them has any hobbyhorse, to use the phrase of Sterne.   --Macaulay.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: an auxiliary activity [syn: avocation, by-line, sideline,
            spare-time activity]
      2: a child's plaything consisting of an imitation horse mounted
         on rockers; the child straddles it and pretends to ride
         [syn: hobbyhorse, rocking horse]
      3: small Old World falcon formerly trained and flown at small
         birds [syn: Falco subbuteo]