cobblers

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n cobblers a man's testicles (from Cockney rhyming slang: cobbler's awl rhymes with ball)
    • n cobblers nonsense "I think that is a load of cobblers"
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Usage

In literature:

There was a cobbler clouting shoon, When they were mended, they were done.
"Childhood's Favorites and Fairy Stories" by Various
Reader, do you know what a sherry cobbler is?
"Canada and the Canadians" by Sir Richard Henry Bonnycastle
In this case a working cobbler would have been deeply interested, as in a vast field of labour.
"Dross" by Henry Seton Merriman
He was a cobbler, and he put his small savings together to erect a modest monument to his own memory.
"Tiverton Tales" by Alice Brown
There were long and anxious consultations between the cobbler and his sister.
"Lloyd George" by Frank Dilnot
The poems are "The First Quarrel," "Rizpah," "The Northern Cobbler," and "The Revenge.
"The Good Housekeeping Marriage Book" by Various
I could tell you tales of cobbler's wax which would disgust you with human nature.
"Short Stories of Various Types" by Various
My landlord is a cobbler.
"Manasseh" by Maurus Jokai
Hobbling up, the cobbler shook a gnarled fist under my secretary's nose.
"The Right Stuff" by Ian Hay
If my lord and cobbler will put away the snow-shoe we will dine, and after the washing up I will sleep.
"A Mating in the Wilds" by Ottwell Binns
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In poetry:

Thus sang the cobbler at his work;
And with his gestures marked the time
Closing together with a jerk
Of his waxed thread the stitch and rhyme.
"Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 2. The Student's Tale; The Cobbler of Hagenau" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
But a cunning man was the cobbler;
He could call the birds from the trees,
Charm the black snake out of the ledges,
And bring back the swarming bees.
"Cobbler Keezar's Vision" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Small heed had the careless cobbler
What sorrow of heart was theirs
Who travailed in pain with the births of God,
And planted a state with prayers,—
"Cobbler Keezar's Vision" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Then in the morning bright and soon,
No moment do I lose;
Within my little cobbler's shop
To gain the silver sous
(Good luck one has no need of legs
To make a pair of shoes).
"The Legless Man" by Robert W Service
Then said an Old SCULPIN,--"My freedom excuse,
You're playing the cobbler with holes in your shoes;
Your brown side is up,--but just wait till you're tried
And you'll find that all flounders are white on one side."
"Verses For After-Dinner" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Dreaming Fanch, the cobbler's son, took his tools and laces,
Wrought her shoes of scarlet dye, shoes as pale as snow;
"They shall lead her wildrose feet all the fairy paces
Danced along the road of love, the road such feet should go" -
"The Lovers Of Marchaid" by Marjorie Lowry Christie Pickthall

In news:

Make our Fall Harvest Cobbler , and you can have 'em both.
He referred to the "highly competitive online vote" that resulted in Cobbler 's victory.
President Barack Obama on Wednesday grants a turkey pardon to a bird named Cobbler .
President Obama pardoned turkeys Cobbler and Gobbler in the annual White House tradition.
President Obama pardoned two turkeys, named " Cobbler " and "Gobbler," from being eaten.
A presidential pardon for Cobbler and Gobbler.
Cobbler the turkey certainly has something to be gobble gobble grateful for this Thanksgiving.
Chaos Cobbler for fall fruit harvests.
Not sure what to do with them (they were over ripe and soft), The Teen suggested Peach Cobbler .
Let's be honest, I've never met a cobbler I didn't like.
Tim Labonte's Corn Cobbler and Blueberry Cobbler .
Hence, the reference to the cobbler and the old saying that the cobbler 's children don't have shoes.
I presume that the reason the cobbler 's children don't have shoes is that he is too busy making shoes for "paying customers".
This spectacular cobbler is served at Artist Point at Disney's Wilderness Lodge in Disney World.
The festival will include a pavilion dance, parade, concert on the downtown plaza, all-you-can-eat beans and cornbread event, and fruit cobbler on the plaza.
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