cob-horse

  • 1 Cob (horse) — A Welsh Section D cob. A cob is a small horse, usually of a stout build, with strong bones, large joints, and steady disposition; it is a body type of horse rather than a specific breed. Historically, in the United Kingdom and, to a lesser extent …

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  • 2 cob|by — «KOB ee», adjective. like a cob (horse): »a team of short tailed cobby chestnuts …

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  • 3 Cob — Contents 1 Places 2 People 3 Things 4 Animals …

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  • 4 cob — n. 1. Sea mew, sea cob, gull, mew. 2. Horse (short legged and stout), cob horse. 3. [U. S.] Spike (of maize), corn cob …

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  • 5 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.… …

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  • 6 Cob coal — 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 …

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  • 7 Cob loaf — 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 …

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  • 8 Cob money — 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 …

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  • 9 cob — [kɔb US ka:b] n [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: cob big man, leader (15 19 centuries)] 1.) a ↑corncob →↑corn on the cob 2.) BrE a round ↑loaf of bread 3.) a type of horse that is strong and has short legs …

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  • 10 cob — [ kab ] noun count 1. ) a CORN COB 2. ) a strong horse with short legs …

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  • 11 cob — ► NOUN 1) Brit. a loaf of bread. 2) a corncob. 3) (also cobnut) a hazelnut or filbert. 4) a powerfully built, short legged horse. 5) a male swan. 6) a roundish lump of coal. OR …

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  • 12 cob — [käb] n. [ME, prob. < LowG, as in Du kobbe < Gmc base * kubb , something rounded] 1. [Brit. Dial.] a) a lump or small mass, as of coal b) a leader; chief ☆ 2. a corncob 3. a male swan 4. a short legged, thickset …

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  • 13 horse — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. equine; stallion, mare, colt, filly, foal, gelding; steed, mount; trotter, pacer, hackney; nag, hack, pony, charger, courser; dobbin, jennet; cavalry; sawhorse; bronco, mustang, cayuse; Arab. See… …

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  • 14 Cob irlandais — Gypsy Vanner Gypsy Vanner / Gypsy Cob …

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  • 15 cob — [[t]kɒ̱b[/t]] cobs 1) N COUNT A cob is a round loaf of bread. [BRIT] Syn: roll 2) N COUNT A cob is a type of short strong horse. 3) → See also corn on the cob …

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  • 16 horse — n 1. equine, Sl. hoss, pony, Sl. critter, mount, steed, Literary. courser; outlaw, Sl. bronc, bronco, bucking bronco, Sl. sunfisher; mustang, cow pony, cutting horse, range horse, U.S. cayuse; galloper, racer, race horse, bangtail, stake horse;… …

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  • 17 Cob — 1. Wall building technique using mud, strengthened with straw and horse hair etc. Formerly common in Devon. Probably used for domestic buildings within Hemyock Castle. 2. Sturdy type of horse for riding and draught. Eg. Welsh Cob …

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  • 18 cob — UK [kɒb] / US [kɑb] noun [countable] Word forms cob : singular cob plural cobs 1) a corncob 2) British a round loaf of bread 3) a strong horse with short legs 4) British a cobnut …

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  • 19 cob — 1. n. 1 a roundish lump of coal etc. 2 Brit. a domed loaf of bread. 3 Brit. = corn cob (see CORN(1)). 4 (in full cob nut) a large hazelnut. 5 a sturdy riding or driving horse with short legs. 6 a male swan. Etymology: ME: orig. unkn. 2. n. a… …

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  • 20 cob — [15] Cob has a bizarre range of meanings – ‘nut’, ‘horse’, ‘male swan’, ‘loaf’, ‘ear of maize’ – but a distillation of them points back to an original ‘head, or something similarly rounded’ (cobnuts and cobloaves, for example, are spherical, and… …

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