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cobbing

[kob-ing]
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noun Metallurgy.
  1. old refractory material removed from furnaces.
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Origin of cobbing

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