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corncob

[kawrn-kob] /ˈkɔrnˌkɒb/
noun
1.
the elongated woody core in which the grains of an ear of corn are embedded.
2.
Also called corncob pipe. a tobacco pipe with a bowl made from a corncob.
Origin of corncob
1780-1790
An Americanism dating back to 1780-90; corn1 + cob
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  • There are pedants and bigots who insist that the jug must be stoppered with a corncob.

    Pipefuls

    Christopher Morley
  • The judge stood at his gate a minute, lighting his corncob pipe.

    Back Home Irvin S. Cobb
  • He puffed vigorously at his corncob, and continued to carve his ship model.

    Plowing On Sunday Sterling North
  • Aunt Ailsey took up a corncob pipe from the stones and fell to smoking.

    The Battle Ground Ellen Glasgow
  • Her uncle had risen and was feeling for his corncob pipe on the ledge above the door.

    Janice Day Helen Beecher Long
  • I found a corncob pipe that the ships owner had been looking for for weeks.

    Test Pilot David Goodger (goodger@python.org)
  • She drew forth two flasks, each stoppered with a bit of corncob.

    The Way of a Man

    Emerson Hough
  • Well, Cynthia, when your inquiry reached me I propped my feet on the desk, got out the corncob pipe and thought things over.

  • Here was but one individual, a man in his shirt-sleeves who was smoking a corncob pipe and bending over a test tube.

  • He refilled and relighted the corncob while Mr. Merrick stared at him in thoughtful silence.

British Dictionary definitions for corncob

corncob

/ˈkɔːnˌkɒb/
noun
1.
the core of an ear of maize, to which kernels are attached
2.
short for corncob pipe
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