Cob, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Cobbed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Cobbing.] 1. To strike [Prov. Eng.] Halliwell.
(Mining) To break into small pieces, as ore, so as to sort out its better portions.
(Naut.) To punish by striking on the buttocks with a strap, a flat piece of wood, or the like.
Co*b"a(k*b"), prop. n. [Named after D. Cobo, a Spanish botanist.] A genus of climbing plants, native of Mexico and South America. Cobaea scandens (called cup-and-saucer vine, monastery bells, or Mexican ivy) is a conservatory climber with large bell-shaped flowers.
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