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.
_ -- This consists simply in the separation of the ore by hand at the mines into different qualities, by women and boys with small hammers, the process being that known as "cobbing" in Cornwall.
Some wisearses in Vietnam, like Carlos Hathcock, started cobbing rifle scopes onto M2s, and using single shots to pick off enemy at 1,000 meter ranges.
After cobbing, the gemmy chunks were hand carried to Bangkok, Thailand for faceting.
Your hands hurt, your eyes water, and the cob dries so slowly that adding too many layers too quickly produces that great cobbing no-no, “splooging,” wherein the top layer bulges over the edges of the layer beneath it.
Where were you and your cobbing skills when the Cha brothers used to punch out all the walls in the frat house?
First, an old man about a mile from here got stung to death in his yard by a swarm, then another swarm descended upon the office building where my sometime cobbing assistant Ms. N works.
I had envisioned using cob to make my interior walls, but was set straight during a conversation with Tony Beurskens, an itinerant cobbing guru and natural building artist I met at the Natural Building Colloquium.
People of all ages can easily start mixing material and “cobbing” together, and gain a basic understanding of the building technique.
All of this adds just enough stress to the process to make it a lot less fun than cobbing.
I was too tired to do any cobbing so I simply put the old, crappy garage door back into place.