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Noun, Verb (usu participle)


Noun Cob has 4 senses


Cobn. [Cf. AS. cop, copp, head, top, D. kop, G. kopf, kuppe, LL. cuppa cup (cf. E. brainpan), and also W. cob tuft, spider, cop, copa, top, summit, cobio to thump. Cf. Cop top, Cup, n.].
  •  The top or head of anything.  W. Gifford.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A leader or chief; a conspicuous person, esp. a rich covetous person.
    "All cobbing country chuffs, which make their bellies and their bags their god, are called rich cobs."  [1913 Webster]
  •  The axis on which the kernels of maize or indian corn grow.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A spider; perhaps from its shape; it being round like a head.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A young herring.  B. Jonson.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A fish; -- also called miller's thumb.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A short-legged and stout horse, esp. one used for the saddle.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A sea mew or gull; esp., the black-backed gull (Larus marinus).  [1913 Webster]
  •  A lump or piece of anything, usually of a somewhat large size, as of coal, or stone.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A cobnut; as, Kentish cobs. See Cobnut.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Clay mixed with straw.  [1913 Webster]
    "The poor cottager contenteth himself with cob for his walls, and thatch for his covering."  [1913 Webster]
  •  A punishment consisting of blows inflictod on tho buttocas with a strap or a flat piece of wood.  Wright.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A Spanish coin formerly current in Ireland, worth abiut 4s. 6d.  Wright.  [1913 Webster]
Cob coal, coal in rounded lumps from the size of an egg to that of a football; -- called also cobbles. Grose. -- Cob loaf, a crusty, uneven loaf, rounded at top. Wright. -- Cob money, a kind of rudely coined gold and silver money of Spanish South America in the eighteenth century. The coins were of the weight of the piece of eight, or one of its aliquot parts.
Cobv. t. 
  •  To strike  Halliwell.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To break into small pieces, as ore, so as to sort out its better portions.  Raymond.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To punish by striking on the buttocks with a strap, a flat piece of wood, or the like.  [1913 Webster]


Cob, n.
1 a roundish lump of coal etc.
2 Brit. a domed loaf of bread.
3 Brit. = corn-cob (see CORN(1)).
4 (in full cob-nut) a large hazelnut.
5 a sturdy riding- or driving-horse with short legs.
6 a male swan.

Cob, n. a material for walls, made from compressed earth, clay, or chalk reinforced with straw.

17th c.: orig. unkn.



ambler, auricle, bang, cap, corncob, ding, ear, ear of corn, exceed, excel, gaited horse, galloper, high-stepper, mealie, outdo, outmatch, outshine, outstrip, pacer, pad, padnag, prancer, racker, side-wheeler, single-footer, spike, stepper, trotter




VB punish, chastise, chasten, castigate, correct, inflict punishment, administer correction, deal retributive justice, cowhide, lambaste, visit upon, pay, pay out, serve out, do for, make short work of, give a lesson to, serve one right, make an example of, have a rod in pickle for, give it one, strike, deal a blow to, administer the lash, smite, slap, slap the face, smack, cuff, box the ears, spank, thwack, thump, beat, lay on, swinge, buffet, thresh, thrash, pummel, drub, leather, trounce, sandbag, baste, belabor, lace, lace one's jacket, dress, dress down, give a dressing, trim, warm, wipe, tund, cob, bang, strap, comb, lash, lick, larrup, wallop, whop, flog, scourge, whip, birch, cane, give the stick, switch, flagellate, horsewhip, bastinado, towel, rub down with an oaken towel, rib roast, dust one's jacket, fustigate, pitch into, lay about one, beat black and blue, beat to a mummy, beat to a jelly, give a black eye, tar and feather, pelt, stone, lapidate, masthead, keelhaul, execute, bring to the block, bring to the gallows, behead, decapitate, guillotine, decollate, hang, turn off, gibbet, bowstring, hang draw and quarter, shoot, decimate, burn, break on the wheel, crucify, empale, impale, flay, lynch, electrocute, gas, send to the gas chamber, torture, put on, put to the rack, picket, banish, exile, transport, expel, ostracize, rusticate, drum out, dismiss, disbar, disbench, strike off the roll, unfrock, post, suffer, suffer for, suffer punishment, be flogged, be executed, suffer the ultimate penalty, be hanged, come to the gallows, mount the gallows, swing, twist in the wind, dance upon nothing, die in one's shoes, be rightly served, be electrocuted, fry, ride the lightning, face the firing squad.


N carrier, porter, bearer, tranter, conveyer, cargador, express, expressman, stevedore, coolie, conductor, locomotive, motor, beast, beast of burden, cattle, horse, nag, palfrey, Arab, blood horse, thoroughbred, galloway, charger, courser, racer, hunter, jument, pony, filly, colt, foal, barb, roan, jade, hack, bidet, pad, cob, tit, punch, roadster, goer, racehorse, pack horse, draft horse, cart horse, dray horse, post horse, ketch, Shetland pony, shelty, sheltie, garran, garron, jennet, genet, bayard, mare, stallion, gelding, bronco, broncho, cayuse, creature, critter, cow pony, mustang, Narraganset, waler, stud, Pegasus, Bucephalus, Rocinante, ass, donkey, jackass, mule, hinny, sumpter horse, sumpter mule, burro, cuddy, ladino, reindeer, camel, dromedary, llama, elephant, carrier pigeon, pallet, brace, cart, dolley, support, fork lift, carriage, ship, equine, asinine.

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