The cobs tossed their heads again at this, and tried to break into another canter.
The cobs had been newly clipped, and all their nerves appeared to be outside their skins.
The cobs would only try some other plan—they are such obstinate creatures!
I have just ninety cobs to get supper on, or I'd build up a fresh fire for you.
Put the cobs into a quart and a pint of water and cook until all the sweetness is extracted—about half an hour.
Put the cobs in with the peas, boiling from thirty to forty-five minutes.
Two million bushels of cobs are wasted every year in the United States.
The cobs really furnish our best smokers, but they are hard to manage.
Break the cobs if long, put them in cold water sufficient to cover, and boil half an hour.
A Member: What is the difference between the cobs and the filberts?
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.