Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.


He was particularly set against me, as I had been ringleader in the cobbing.

If they caught him he was to receive a cobbing; if he escaped he was to give them one, if he could.

Cobbing, a punishment inflicted by sailors and soldiers among themselves.

Sharpe, you are small,” he exclaimed; “but cobbing was invented to make midshipmen grow, and I intend to make you grow.

After cobbing, great care is required in sorting the ore into the respective grades of Nos. 1, 2, and 3.

At Looe, and other districts of East Cornwall, it was enforced by spitting at or “cobbing” the offender.