• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • prop. n Cobæa A genus of climbing plants, native of Mexico and South America. Cobaea scandenscalled cup-and-saucer vine monastery bells, or Mexican ivy) is a conservatory climber with large bell-shaped flowers.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Named after D. Cobo, , a Spanish botanist


In literature:

They built the huts up like a baby's cob-house, with the logs fitted in together.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 20, No. 121, November, 1867" by Various
They lay in different parts of the room, with each a cob in his mouth.
"The Wide, Wide World" by Susan Warner
When me'n Miss Ann has ter drive on I jes' sticks a cawn cob in the hole an' the bees trabels with us.
"The Comings of Cousin Ann" by Emma Speed Sampson
On 'Joggles,' such a dear brown fat cob.
"In Brief Authority" by F. Anstey
He drove a good mare, and sometimes he rode his cob.
"The Rainbow" by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
The finest specimens of this species that I ever saw grew on a pile of compost of what had been green cobs from the canning factory.
"The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise" by M. E. Hard
I'd like to see a fire of corn on the cob; they say it makes a hot fire burned that way.
"The Boy Settlers" by Noah Brooks
He grasped the chair tightly with his left hand while his right, holding a cob pipe, gesticulated actively.
"A Breath of Prairie and other stories" by Will Lillibridge
Their new host brought out a stout cob from the furze near by, and led the way south-westward.
"Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. 20, August 1877" by Various
He reached the old cattle-shed and there he found Mustard Bilton seated at the door, smoking a cob pipe in lazy comfort.
"Philo Gubb Correspondence-School Detective" by Ellis Parker Butler

In poetry:

Women he liked, did shovel-bearded Bob,
Old Farmer Hayward of the Heath, but he
Loved horses. He himself was like a cob
And leather-coloured. Also he loved a tree.
"Bob's Lane" by Edward Thomas
Myrt, I have stood for a good deal,
As one will in this Cupid game,
But now I know I'll never feel
Toward you, dear Tillie, quite the same
Since I have seen you on the job
Of eating corn--corn on the cob.
"Love Gustatory" by Franklin Pierce Adams
You have watched him with patience from morning to dusk
Since the tassel was bright o'er the green of the husk,
And now--it 's too bad--it 's a pitiful job--
He has shelled the ripe ear till he's come to the cob.
"The Smiling Listener" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Quoth the cob, "You are a donkey of a most peculiar breed!
You've just eaten up a thistle that was going fast to seed!
If you had but let it be, you might have raised a crop!
To many a coming dinner you have put a sad stop!"
"The Donkey In The Cart To The Horse In The Carriage" by George MacDonald
It consoles me in misfortune and it cheers me in distress,
And it proves a warm partaker of my pleasures in success;
So I hail it as a symbol, friendship's true and worthy type,
And I press my lips devoutly to my corn-cob pipe.
"My Corn-Cob Pipe" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
Men may sing of their Havanas, elevating to the stars
The real or fancied virtues of their foreign-made cigars;
But I worship Nicotina at a different sort of shrine,
And she sits enthroned in glory in this corn-cob pipe of mine.
"My Corn-Cob Pipe" by Paul Laurence Dunbar

In news:

'The best thing for removing love bugs is a corn cob .
Vermeer Corporation, a leading manufacturer of agricultural equipment, introduces a new wagon-style cob collection system that will revolutionize corn harvesting by enabling farmers to harvest corn and cobs simultaneously.
'The best thing for removing love bugs is a corn cob.
The scouts and their families enjoyed hot dogs, hamburgers and fresh corn on the cob along with a wide variety of side dishes brought by the families.
A guide to adobe, cob and earth -sheltered homes.
Maybe your July 4th picnic includes corn on the cob, and perhaps you've seen a little nugget floating around on the Internet, saying that the best way to cook corn for a crowd is in a cooler, or ice chest with boiling water.
Corn on the Cob is such a treat this time of year.
I had a ham sandwich for lunch and it reminded me of my friend, Gertrude the big momma pig back in my hometown of Corn Cob.
A Vancouver woman has taken it upon herself to rewrite a Christmas classic - leaving out the part about the corn cob pipe.
"Butter is not the villain it once was," says Michel Nischan, who adds a little bit to roasted garlic to create a rich, creamy spread for corn on the cob .
After reading, I wondered if there is a certain knife or something for cutting fresh corn off the cob .
With a side of mashed potatoes, corn on the cob, and carrots.
In a shady backyard in Napa, a group of friends built a single wood fire in a cob oven .
Photo by Sue Doeden Read the article: Here's a way to enjoy corn off the cob.
Pasta salad, potato salad, coleslaw——cold side dishes are as much a part of summer cookouts as burgers and corn on the cob.

In science:

It is shown that there is a non-trivial functor from Cob to Ab±2 , which maps a link L to the Khovanov homology KH∗,∗ (L).
An invariant of link cobordisms from symplectic Khovanov homology
As a consequence it follows that for POMDPs the problem of deciding if there is a pure observation-based almost-sure (resp. positive) winning strategy for coB ¨uchi (resp. B ¨uchi) objectives isundecidable, and as a consequence of Theorem 5 we obtain the same undecidability result for randomized strategies.
Randomness for Free
Comparison of a recent COB simulation with the polarization data shows reasonably good agreement for energetic electrons originating from KLL Auger transitions in N 6+ (Fig. 13).
Collisions of Slow Highly Charged Ions with Surfaces