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cobbing

[kob-ing] /ˈkɒb ɪŋ/
noun, Metallurgy.
1.
old refractory material removed from furnaces.
Origin of cobbing
1760-1770
1760-70; cob (v.) to break up, special use of cob + -ing1
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  • He was particularly set against me, as I had been ringleader in the cobbing.

    Ned Myers James Fenimore Cooper
  • If they caught him he was to receive a cobbing; if he escaped he was to give them one, if he could.

    Marmaduke Merry William H. G. Kingston
  • cobbing, a punishment inflicted by sailors and soldiers among themselves.

    The Slang Dictionary John Camden Hotten
  • Sharpe, you are small,” he exclaimed; “but cobbing was invented to make midshipmen grow, and I intend to make you grow.

    Salt Water W. H. G. Kingston
  • After cobbing, great care is required in sorting the ore into the respective grades of Nos. 1, 2, and 3.

    Asbestos Robert H. Jones
  • At Looe, and other districts of East Cornwall, it was enforced by spitting at or “cobbing” the offender.

    Old Church Lore William Andrews

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