cobbing, a punishment inflicted by sailors and soldiers among themselves.
If they caught him he was to receive a cobbing; if he escaped he was to give them one, if he could.
He was particularly set against me, as I had been ringleader in the cobbing.
After cobbing, great care is required in sorting the ore into the respective grades of Nos. 1, 2, and 3.
At Looe, and other districts of East Cornwall, it was enforced by spitting at or “cobbing” the offender.
Sharpe, you are small,” he exclaimed; “but cobbing was invented to make midshipmen grow, and I intend to make you grow.