from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A pipe with a bowl made of a dried hollowed corncob.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a pipe{3} for smoking tobacco with a bowl made from a corncob.


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  • Did you know that every corncob pipe in the western hemisphere comes from this town?

    Prayers To Broken Stones

  • Like other flamboyantly egotistical and successful warriors — George S. Patton, who wore pearl-handled revolvers and high riding boots while commanding tanks, or Douglas MacArthur sloshing ashore (toward an army cameraman) on a newly captured Pacific island, wearing sunglasses and his self-designed, gold-braided hat, his trademark corncob pipe clenched between his teeth — Beatty used visual imagery to capture popular fancy.

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  • This phrase always brings "Frosty the Snowman" to mind, no matter how hard I resist.

    January 27, 2010

  • A quote from the late Aureal Theophilus Cross, eminent paleopalynologist and professor of paleobotany at Michigan State University, describing a youthful summer in the coalfields of the Midwestern US in 1942, when his fieldwork colleagues prevailed upon him to purchase a corncob pipe and try it out: "That thing burned like a blast furnace!" - from my personal notes and recollections of his keynote address at a Midwest Paleobotanical Colloquium (MPC) in the late 1990's.

    January 26, 2010