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 Loblolly,Lobster Sauce. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Loblolly Boy (A.)
A surgeon’s mate in the navy. Here lob is the Welsh llob, a dolt, and loblolly boy is a dolt not yet out of his spoon-meat or baby-pap.   1
        “Loblolly-boy is a person on board a man-of-war who attends the surgeon and his mates, but knows as much about the business of a seaman as the author of this poem.”—The Patent (1776).

 Loblolly,Lobster Sauce. 


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