Definition of Cobbing

1. a. Haughty; purse-proud. See Cob, n., 2.



Definition of Cobbing

1. Noun. (nautical) an unofficial form of punishment among the crew involving blows to the buttocks from a piece of wood ¹

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Definition of Cobbing

1. cob [v] - See also: cob

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cobbing

cobaltochelatase
cobaltomenite
cobaltosic
cobaltous
cobaltous chloride
cobaltous oxide
cobalts
cobalttsumcorite
cobamamide
cobb
cobbed
cobber
cobbers
cobbier
cobbiest
cobbing (current term)
cobble
cobble together
cobble up
cobbled
cobbler
cobbler's
cobbler's last
cobbler's suture
cobblerfish
cobblerfishes
cobblery
cobbles
cobblestone

Literary usage of Cobbing

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1. A Text Book of Ore Dressing by Robert Hallowell Richards (1909)
"cobbing magnets are used to remove from the crude ore bolts, nails, pick points, ... cobbing magnets can be obtained for wet or dry work and Fig. ..."

2. Observations on the Popular Antiquities of Great Britain: Chiefly by John Brand (1849)
"COB OR cobbing. GROSE has given us the definition of " cob or cobbing; a punishment used by the seamen for petty offences, or irregularities, ..."

3. The Practice of Ore Dressing in Europe: A Description of Foreign Methods for by Wheaton Bradish Kunhardt (1884)
"Little or nothing has been done to reduce the cost of handling ore in cobbing. The cobbing tables or benches are usually set along the walls of the mill on ..."

4. The School of Mines Quarterly by Columbia University School of Chemistry (1883)
"The two cases in which cobbing is resorted to for the production of several kinds of ... The extent to which any kind of cobbing is developed depends, ..."

5. The School of Mines Quarterly by Columbia University School of Chemistry (1882)
"The two cases in which cobbing is resorted to for the production of several kinds of ... The extent to which any kind of cobbing is developed depends, ..."

6. Notes on the Folk-lore of the Northern Counties of England and the Borders by William Henderson (1866)
"... boyhood—Schoolboy superstitions— cobbing match—Confirmation—Marriage portents—Marriage customs : On the borders in Yorkshire—Throwing the shoe—Kissing ..."

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