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After cobbing, great care is required in sorting the ore into the respective grades of Nos. 1, 2, and 3.
ASBESTOSROBERT H. JONES
At Looe, and other districts of East Cornwall, it was enforced by spitting at or “cobbing” the offender.
OLD CHURCH LOREWILLIAM ANDREWS
Sharpe, you are small,” he exclaimed; “but cobbing was invented to make midshipmen grow, and I intend to make you grow.
SALT WATERW. H. G. KINGSTON
Cobbing, a punishment inflicted by sailors and soldiers among themselves.
THE SLANG DICTIONARYJOHN CAMDEN HOTTEN
The offender was struck a certain number of times on the breech with a flat piece of wood called the cobbing-board.
THE SAILOR'S WORD-BOOKWILLIAM HENRY SMYTH
He was particularly set against me, as I had been ringleader in the cobbing.
NED MYERSJAMES FENIMORE COOPER
The “cobbing-board” and the red cowhide were not half so terrible as he.
THE QUADROONMAYNE REID
If they caught him he was to receive a cobbing; if he escaped he was to give them one, if he could.
MARMADUKE MERRYWILLIAM H. G. KINGSTON

WORD OF THE DAY

oligopolynoun | [ol-i-gop-uh-lee ]SEE DEFINITION