• WordNet 3.6
    • n corncob the hard cylindrical core that bears the kernels of an ear of corn
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n corncob kôrn"kŏb` The cob or axis on which the kernels of Indian corn grow.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n corncob The elongated, woody, chaff-covered receptacle which, with the grain embedded in it in longitudinal rows, constitutes the ear of maize.
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In literature:

She hurled down another bare corncob.
"Bloom of Cactus" by Robert Ames Bennet
Just now he was smoking a corncob pipe.
"Oh, You Tex!" by William Macleod Raine
As for ourself, we then poured out another tumbler, lit a corncob pipe, and meditated.
"Pipefuls" by Christopher Morley
I'll throw it out and play with my corncob doll this morning.
"At the Little Brown House" by Ruth Alberta Brown
About this time a brother mule-skinner enters, mouthing a corncob pipe.
"The Stars & Stripes, Vol 1, No 1, February 8, 1918" by American Expeditionary Forces
Ethan Allen was seated in his room in the barracks alone smoking a corncob pipe, a favorite with him and most Green Mountain farmers.
"The Hero of Ticonderoga" by John de Morgan
A man was sitting in front of the corncob fire that flamed and blazed in the great, gaping, sooty fireplace.
"Howard Pyle's Book of Pirates" by Howard I. Pyle
They swung the great iron kettle over the pile of kindling and corncobs laid ready for lighting, and then carried water to fill it.
"The Wind Before the Dawn" by Dell H. Munger
I can knock dat Mobile Buck An' smoke dat corncob pipe.
"Negro Folk Rhymes" by Thomas W. Talley
The man was puffing lazily at a corncob pipe.
"Heart of the Blue Ridge" by Waldron Baily

In news:

A Reminder of Memphis' Great Corncob Fire of 1952.
A scene from the Quaker Oats corncob fire of 1952.
Actors with corncob bee puppets preform "To Bee Or Not To Bee".
The Vermeer CCX770 is the first commercially available corncob harvesting machine.
Elixir of golden truth or corncob calumet.
In the hands of the mid-century French designers, even a corncob lamp is elegant.