cob-nut

 a game, which consists in pitching at a row of nuts piled up in heaps of four, that is, three at bottom arid one on the top : all the nuts knocked down are the property of the pitcher ; the nut used for pitching, is called the cob. Glouc.

A glossary of provincial and local words used in England. . 1790.

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  • cob|nut — «KOB NUHT», noun. 1. the nut of certain cultivated varieties of hazel. 2. the tree it grows on …   Useful english dictionary

  • cob-nut — lazdynas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Lazdyninių (Corylaceae) šeimos augalų gentis (Corylus). atitikmenys: lot. Corylus angl. cob nut; filbert; hazel; hazel nut vok. Hasel; Haselnuss; Haselstrauch rus. лещина; орешник lenk. leszczyna …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • cob-nut — paprastasis lazdynas statusas T sritis augalininkystė apibrėžtis Riešutinis lazdyninių (Corylaceae) šeimos sodo augalas, kultūrinių lazdynų protėvis. atitikmenys: lot. Corylus avellana angl. cob nut; European hazel; filbert; hazel nut rus. лещина …   Žemės ūkio augalų selekcijos ir sėklininkystės terminų žodynas

  • cob-nut — lazdynas statusas T sritis augalininkystė atitikmenys: lot. Corylus angl. cob nut; filbert; hazel rus. лещина; орешник …   Žemės ūkio augalų selekcijos ir sėklininkystės terminų žodynas

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

  • 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… …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 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… …   Word origins

  • cob — noun (C) 1 a corncob 2 BrE a round loaf of bread 3 a type of large nut from the hazel 1 tree; cobnut 1 4 a type of horse that is strong and has short legs 5 a male swan 1 …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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