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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. an unofficial form of punishment among the crew involving blows to the buttocks from a piece of wood
  • adj. haughty; purse-proud

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Haughty; purse-proud. See cob, n., 2.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Making a vulgar display.
  • n. In mining, the operation of breaking ore for the purpose of sorting out the better parts.
  • n. Broken pieces of old bricks and bottoms of furnaces that have absorbed copper. Encyc. Brit., VI. 348, note.

Etymologies

cob +‎ -ing (Wiktionary)

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