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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An andiron with a knob at the top.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An andiron with a knob at the top.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An andiron of the simplest form, the upright portion of which is small and undecorated.
  • n. An iron by which a spit is supported.


From cob the top. (Wiktionary)


  • Hot or cold, it proved a formidable weapon in the hands of a determined man, more especially when, as was at that time very commonly the case, it belonged to the ponderous cobiron or knobbed variety.

    The Press-Gang Afloat and Ashore


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