Definitions

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  • n. A wall made of clay mixed with straw.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A wall made of clay mixed with straw.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A wall built of unburned clay, sometimes mixed with straw, or of straw, lime, and earth. See cob-house, and cob, 9.

Etymologies

cob clay mixed with straw + wall. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • She drove full-head at the cobwall — ‘Oh, Jack, slip off,’ screamed

    Lorna Doone

  • John Fry jumped in a livelier manner than when he was doing day-work; and I rested the mouth on a cross rack-piece, and felt a warm sort of surety that I could hit the door over opposite, or, at least, the cobwall alongside of it, and do no harm in the orchard.

    Lorna Doone

  • She drove full-head at the cobwall -- 'Oh, Jack, slip off,' screamed

    Lorna Doone; a Romance of Exmoor

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