[ kob-ing ]
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  1. old refractory material removed from furnaces.

Origin of cobbing

1760–70; cob (v.) to break up, special use of cob + -ing1

Words Nearby cobbing Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

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