• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Cobbing Haughty; purse-proud. See Cob n., 2.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • cobbing Making a vulgar display.
    • n cobbing In mining, the operation of breaking ore for the purpose of sorting out the better parts.
    • n cobbing Broken pieces of old bricks and bottoms of furnaces that have absorbed copper. Encyc. Brit., VI. 348, note.
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In literature:

From one nursery or another De Alger, Kentish Cob and a few other varieties can be had.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the" by Various
Maize-cobs last harvest were four times the size of those of the previous harvest, when they were no larger than one's finger.
"An Australian in China" by George Ernest Morrison
Old Charley sat humped up in the corner, sucking his cob pipe.
"Red Saunders' Pets and Other Critters" by Henry Wallace Phillips
Old Higgins met us at the station with a somewhat rickety cart, to which was attached the ancient cob that the late earl used to shoe.
"The Triumphs of Eugène Valmont" by Robert Barr
In slavery times they took red corn cobs burned them and made white ashes, sifted it and used it instead of soda.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
The bar girls, he noted with interest, were revealingly costumed in pseudo-peplos of a purplish, cob-webby, silkish material.
"Man of Many Minds" by E. Everett Evans
Mr. Kirke himself insisted on accompanying them on his cob until he had seen them clear of the woods on the high ground.
"By What Authority?" by Robert Hugh Benson
Take three ears of corn, remove the corn from the cob and boil the cobs in three pints of soup stock or water very slowly one half hour.
"Vaughan's Vegetable Cook Book (4th edition)" by Anonymous
The cob will soon run us up to the constable's cottage in Rushmere.
"Jack Haydon's Quest" by John Finnemore
But in Europe, the hazel or cob-nut tree stands at the head of the list of the trees favoured.
"Chatterbox, 1905." by Various

In poetry:

Q was a querulous Quab
Who at every trifle would sob;
He said, "I detest
To wear a plaid vest,
And I hate to eat corn from the cob!"
"An Alphabet Zoo" by Carolyn Wells
Says GUY, "Shall a warrior laden
With a big spiky knob,
Sit in peace on his cob
While a beautiful Saracen maiden
Is whipped by a Saracen snob?
"Sir Guy the Crusader" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Scholars call the masculine swan a cob;
I call him a narcissistic snob.
He looks in the mirror over and over,
And claims to have never heard of Pavlova.
"The Swan" by Ogden Nash
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
T'other day a bishop's cob stopped before me in a lane,
With a tail as broad as oil-cake, and a close-clipped hoggy mane;
I stood sideways to the hedge, but he did not want to pass,
And he was so full of corn he didn't care about the grass.
"The Donkey In The Cart To The Horse In The Carriage" by George MacDonald
It 's as fragrant as the meadows when the clover is in bloom;
It 's as dainty as the essence of the daintiest perfume;
It 's as sweet as are the orchards when the fruit is hanging ripe,
With the sun's warm kiss upon them--is this corn-cob pipe.
"My Corn-Cob Pipe" by Paul Laurence Dunbar

In news:

This time of year, I could live on corn-on-the- cob , slathered with butter, sprinkled with salt.
Zucchini-corn fritters can be an alternative to corn on the cob .
I don't need to tell you that there are alternatives to eating corn straight from the cob : you've probably adored creamed corn for most of your life.
The Corn Cob Club— Jefferson County's oldest social organization — celebrated its 131st year Wednesday at Judge Edwin Snyder's homestead, which was established in 1897 and is located near Rochester Mills.
I love fresh corn on the cob .
So, let's honor Corn on the Cob Day.
2 recipes from the cob .
I've never met anyone who actually got tired of eating fresh corn on the cob .
There are no strands of connected kernels, like you usually get when you scrape the cobs with a knife, and it's more difficult to slice your hand.
Picking (and eating) corn on the cob in Wheeling, Illinois.
Heat 1 inch of water until it boils in a steamer big enough to hold four corn cobs .
Add the corn cobs and steam until just barely cooked, around 3 to 4 minutes.
Grilled Corn on the Cob .
It is reasonable to assume that grilling corn on the cob is quick and easy to do.

In science:

In particular, using our results and results of Baier et al. we show for one-sided complete-observation deterministic games, the problem of almost-sure winning for coB ¨uchi objectives and positive winning for B ¨uchi objectives are undecidable.
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The B ¨uchi and coB ¨uchi objectives are the special cases of parity objectives with two priorities, p : S → {0, 1} and p : S → {1, 2} respectively.
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The results of shows that the emptiness problem for probabilistic coB ¨uchi (resp. B ¨uchi) automata under the almost-sure (resp. positive) semantics is undecidable.
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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.
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The undecidability result holds even if the coB ¨uchi (resp. B ¨uchi) objectives are visible.
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