old refractory material removed from furnaces.
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How to use cobbing in a sentence
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
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
cobbing, a punishment inflicted by sailors and soldiers among themselves.The Slang Dictionary | John Camden Hotten
The offender was struck a certain number of times on the breech with a flat piece of wood called the cobbing-board.The Sailor's Word-Book | William Henry Smyth