from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A corncob: corn on the cob.
- n. A male swan.
- n. A thickset, stocky, short-legged horse.
- n. A small lump or mass, as of coal.
- n. A mixture of clay and straw used as a building material.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A male swan.
- n. A corncob.
- n. A round, often crusty roll or loaf of bread.
- n. Short for cobnut.
- n. A building material consisting of clay, sand, straw, water, and earth, similar to adobe; also called cobb, rammed earth or pisé.
- n. A horse having a stout body and short legs.
- n. A gull.
- n. Any of the gold and silver coins that were minted in the Spanish Empire and valued in reales or escudos, such as the piece of eight—especially those which were crudely struck and irregularly shaped.
- n. One who is eminent, great, large, or rich.
- n. The head of a herring.
- v. this sense?) To construct using mud blocks or to seal a wall using mud or an artificial equivalent.
- abbr. Abbreviation of cobble.
- Alternative form of COB.
- v. To beat with a flat instrument; to paddle.
- v. To throw, chuck, lob.
- v. To chip off unwanted pieces of stone, so as to form a desired shape or improve the quality of mineral ore.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The top or head of anything.
- n. A leader or chief; a conspicuous person, esp. a rich covetous person.
- n. The axis on which the kernels of maize or indian corn grow.
- n. A spider; perhaps from its shape; it being round like a head.
- n. A young herring.
- n. A fish; -- also called miller's thumb.
- n. A short-legged and stout horse, esp. one used for the saddle.
- n. A sea mew or gull; esp., the black-backed gull (Larus marinus).
- n. A lump or piece of anything, usually of a somewhat large size, as of coal, or stone.
- n. A cobnut. See Cobnut.
- n. Clay mixed with straw.
- n. A punishment consisting of blows inflictod on tho buttocas with a strap or a flat piece of wood.
- n. A Spanish coin formerly current in Ireland, worth abiut 4s. 6d.
- transitive v. To strike.
- transitive v. To break into small pieces, as ore, so as to sort out its better portions.
- transitive v. To punish by striking on the buttocks with a strap, a flat piece of wood, or the like.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To strike; knock; beat on the buttocks with the knee, or with a board or strap.
- In mining, to break (ore) into small fragments with a hammer, in the process of dressing it for the smelter.
- To excel; outdo; beat.
- To throw.
- To fight.
- Also spelled cobb.
- n. The top; the head; the poll.
- n. A head man; a prominent or chief person; a leader or chief.
- n. A wealthy man; especially, one who makes a vulgar use or display of his wealth; a rich and vulgar man; a chuff.
- n. A roundish lump.
- n. A small haystack; a haycock.
- n. An ear of wheat. See cob-poke.
- n. The cylindrical shoot or receptacle, in the form of a spike, on which the grains of maize or Indian corn grow in rows; a corn-cob (which see).
- n. A young herring.
- n. A fish, the bullhead or miller's-thumb.
- n. The common clam, Mya arenaria.
- n. A Spanish dollar: a name formerly in use in Ireland, and still at Gibraltar.
- n. A compost of puddled clay and straw, or of straw, lime, and earth.
- n. In coal-mining, a small solid pillar of coal left in a waste as a support for the roof.
- n. Clover-seed.
- n. A strong, thick-set, pony-built horse, capable of carrying a heavy weight at a good pace. Also cob-horse.
- n. A kind of wicker basket made to be carried on the arm; specifically, one used for carrying seed while sowing.
- n. The great black-backed gull, Larus marinus. Also spelled cobb.
- n. A sort of short breakwater.
- n. A blow on the buttocks with the knee, or with a strap or board; a punishment consisting of such blows. Also spelled cobb.
- n. . In pharm., a cylindrical mass of crystals of lactose (sugar of milk) formed upon a stick or cord.
- n. Tn horticulture, a kind of filbert characterized by a short rounded nut borne in short open husks. The longer nuts, in long husks, are known as true filberts.
- n. Any of the larger gulls, but more particularly the black-backed gull, Larus marinus.
- n. In the United States the standard for a cob is some what larger than in England, a typical cob standing about 15 hands high and weighing from 1,000 to 1,050 pounds. A cob is smoother and more compact than a coacher and has shorter legs.
- n. Same as cobswan.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. adult male swan
- n. white gull having a black back and wings
- n. nut of any of several trees of the genus Corylus
- n. stocky short-legged harness horse
The cottages are built neither of brick nor of wood, but of some form of plaster, which they call cob, which is strong and smooth so long as no water comes near it.
Grace said ... first of all, lime juice and corn on the cob is a happy match indeed. secondly, i don't like shrimp AT ALL, but that salsa is so appealing to me that i'm almost excited to try the whole dish!
This may be a really stupid question, but I have always wondered why corn on the cob is available from stands here throughout the year?
In the Querétaro town of Cadereyta de Montes, near Bernal, a men on horseback stop at a convenience store to stock up on bottles of water and then buy fresh corn on the cob from a street vendor.
In the Querétaro town of Cadereyta de Montes, near Bernal, a men on horseback stop at a convenience store to stock up on bottles of water and then buy fresh corn on the cob from a street vendor. They are part of a group that meets once a week to ride between the towns. © Jane Ammeson 2009
Mr. GILL: So the plant reduces in height, but at the same time the cob is bigger, the stem is thicker and stronger.
Amy Sussman for The Wall Street Journal Corn on the cob is coated in cotija cheese, mayonnaise and chile powder.
Similarly, high fructose corn syrup might not be good for your health, but eating corn on the cob is probably good for you.
Corn on the cob is so damn good, and buttery and salty, that I save it for special occasions.
This perfectly crunchy salad livened by the spice of green chili, cilantro and garlic accompanied with boiled corn on the cob is just what one would enjoy most post all the festivities.
That said, Mexican corn on the cob is fabulous - it's a meal in itself, and for me, the more cayenne, the better.