GFB

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AcronymDefinition
GFBGo Fast Bits (automotive parts manufacturer; Australia)
GFBGenç Fenerbahçeliler (Turkish football fan group; est. 1998)
GFBGeorgia Farm Bureau
GFBGran Fraternidad Blanca (Spanish: Great White Brotherhood)
GFBGreat Florida Bank (Miami Lakes, FL)
GFBGround Floor Bedroom (property feature)
GFBGlass Fibre Batts
GFBGovernment-Furnished Baseline
GFBGasping for Breath
GFBGeschäftsfallbearbeitung (German)
GFBGeneralized Forward-Backward Method (electromagnetic scattering)
GFBGleaners Community Food Bank
GFBGabor Filter Bank
GFBGeneralized Fibonacci Broadcast
GFBGod Fearing Brothers (Chewelah, WA truck and auto center)
GFBGuaranteed Flat Bill (Oklahoma Gas and Electric Company)
References in classic literature ?
A Lion had come to the end of his days and lay sick unto death at the mouth of his cave, gasping for breath. The animals, his subjects, came round him and drew nearer as he grew more and more helpless.
And, trembling, pale, and gasping for breath, he pointed to the gibbet at the other side of the yard, with the cynical inscription surmounting it.
He soon bobbed up, and the shaggy man seized him by his sailor collar and dragged him to the shore, dripping and gasping for breath. They all looked upon the boy wonderingly, for the fox head with its sharp nose and pointed ears was gone, and in its place appeared the chubby round face and blue eyes and pretty curls that had belonged to Button-Bright before King Dox of Foxville transformed him.
"My God!" exclaimed the good, simple old woman, gasping for breath. "You must tell me everything, Christine!
Perhaps my heart was weaker than the hearts of most men, and I suffered more than they would have done in my place; that is all." The countess stopped for a moment, as if gasping for breath. "Yes," she said, "and you have still preserved this love in your heart -- one can only love once -- and did you ever see her again?"
For a moment Tarzan of the Apes lay gasping for breath upon the slimy, evil-smelling bed to which the animal had borne him.
As he rose to the surface, gasping for breath, he saw that he had been a long time under water; he was perceptibly farther downstream -- nearer to safety.
I came into the room and found you lying upon your back, gasping for breath."
He could now hear her heavily gasping for breath. As she came nearer, the starlight showed a panic-stricken face--the face of Mrs.
He was still for two or three minutes, which seemed endless to her, unable to speak or move, gasping for breath. When at last he descended the three steps and fell backward in the large chair which Dorothea had drawn close to the foot of the ladder, he no longer gasped but seemed helpless and about to faint.
He waked up, gasping for breath, his hair soaked with perspiration, and stood up in terror.
'Never mind,' said Newman, gasping for breath. 'Don't be cast down.