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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cob  \Cob\,  n.  [Cf.  AS  cop,  copp,  head,  top  D.  kop,  G.  kopf, 
  kuppe  LL  cuppa  cup  (cf.  E.  brainpan),  and  also  W.  cob  tuft, 
  spider,  cop,  copa,  top  summit,  cobio  to  thump.  Cf  {Cop} 
  top  {Cup},  n.] 
  1.  The  top  or  head  of  anything  [Obs.]  --W.  Gifford. 
 
  2.  A  leader  or  chief;  a  conspicuous  person,  esp.  a  rich 
  covetous  person.  [Obs.] 
 
  All  cobbing  country  chuffs,  which  make  their  bellies 
  and  their  bags  their  god,  are  called  rich  cobs. 
  --Nash. 
 
  3.  The  axis  on  which  the  kernels  of  maize  or  indian  corn 
  grow.  [U.  S.] 
 
  4.  (Zo["o]l.)  A  spider;  perhaps  from  its  shape;  it  being 
  round  like  a  head. 
 
  5.  (Zo["o]l.)  A  young  herring.  --B.  Jonson 
 
  6.  (Zo["o]l.)  A  fish;  --  also  called  {miller's  thumb}. 
 
  7.  A  short-legged  and  stout  horse,  esp.  one  used  for  the 
  saddle.  [Eng.] 
 
  8.  (Zo["o]l.)  A  sea  mew  or  gull;  esp.,  the  black-backed  gull 
  ({Larus  marinus}).  [Written  also  {cobb}.] 
 
  9.  A  lump  or  piece  of  anything  usually  of  a  somewhat  large 
  size,  as  of  coal,  or  stone. 
 
  10.  A  cobnut;  as  Kentish  cobs.  See  {Cobnut}.  [Eng.] 
 
  11.  Clay  mixed  with  straw.  [Prov.  Eng.] 
 
  The  poor  cottager  contenteth  himself  with  cob  for 
  his  walls,  and  thatch  for  his  covering.  --R.  Carew. 
 
  12.  A  punishment  consisting  of  blows  inflicted  on  the 
  buttocks  with  a  strap  or  a  flat  piece  of  wood.  --Wright. 
 
  13.  A  Spanish  coin  formerly  current  in  Ireland,  worth  abiut 
  4s.  6d.  [Obs.]  --Wright. 
 
  {Cob  coal},  coal  in  rounded  lumps  from  the  size  of  an  egg  to 
  that  of  a  football;  --  called  also  {cobbles}.  --Grose. 
 
  {Cob  loaf},  a  crusty,  uneven  loaf,  rounded  at  top  --Wright. 
 
  {Cob  money},  a  kind  of  rudely  coined  gold  and  silver  money  of 
  Spanish  South  America  in  the  eighteenth  century.  The  coins 
  were  of  the  weight  of  the  piece  of  eight  or  one  of  its 
  aliquot  parts 




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