People scurry past me while eating freshly roasted corn on the cob.
I thought you were tired, cob, so I let you lie till the last moment.
Then mounting his cob and raising his hat to the lady he trotted off.
Its stalk and its cob are manufactured into many different and useful articles.
Pence Oiler, the ferryman, sat in the corner puffing at a cob pipe.
Boil the corn a quarter of an hour; and then, with a large grater, grate it down from the cob.
She wondered if he felt too grown-up for cob houses himself.
The kind you are going to plant, Hal, is called sweet corn, such as we eat green from the cob after it is boiled.
Then there were reedbuck and cob, both of which are very good to eat.
We are passing the old "cob" walls and grey-headed barns of a substantial farmstead.
a word or set of identical words with a wide range of meanings, many seeming to derive from notions of "heap, lump, rounded object," also "head" and its metaphoric extensions. With cognates in other Germanic languages; of uncertain origin and development. "The N.E.D. recognizes eight nouns cob, with numerous sub-groups. Like other monosyllables common in the dial[ect] its hist[ory] is inextricable" [Weekley]. In the 2nd print edition, the number stands at 11. Some senses are probably from Old English copp "top, head," others probably from Old Norse kubbi or Low German, all perhaps from a Proto-Germanic base *kubb- "something rounded." Among the earliest attested English senses are "headman, chief," and "male swan," both early 15c., but the surname Cobb (1066) suggests Old English used a form of the word as a nickname for "big, leading man." The "corn shoot" sense is attested by 1680s.