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cob

1
1. a male swan
2. a thickset short-legged type of riding and draught horse

cob

2, cobb
an archaic or dialect name for a gull esp the greater black-backed gull (Larus marinus)

cob

[käb]
(mining engineering)
To chip away waste material from an ore, using hand hammers.

cob

A mixture of straw, gravel, and unburnt clay; used esp. for walls.
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Structure and mitogenic activities of corn cob heteroxylans.
The objective of this study was to develop corn cob (CC) filled chitosan (CS) biocomposite films.
Now Agricultural Research Service molecular biologist Zonglin Lewis Liu and his colleagues have identified ayeast strain for ethanol production that breaks down and ferments the sugars in corn cobs left behind after xylose has been extracted.
Cover one dozen large, clean corn cobs with water; boil one to two hours.
The DuPont BioFuels business strategy is developing and commercializing an upstream biofuel technology to produce cellulosic ethanol that will use non-food energy feedstocks such as corn cob and switchgrass, and a downstream biofuel technology to produce biobutanol, a high-performance biofuel that can be delivered through existing gasoline distribution channels.
Agro-residues such as corn cob and wheat bran were chosen for the present investigation for production of xylanases.
When his hometown awards him its highest accolade, the Corn Cob Key, John ignores the advice of his publicist Maggie (Poehler) and takes time out from a book tour to surprise his mother, Beverly (Sarandon).
This is a blend of corn cob and purple rice from China to gently exfoliate and Amazonian Capuaca Butter to hydrate.
Previously-used carbon types stored 142 times its own volume at 500 per square inch pressure, well below the target set by the US Department of Energy, which is the 180 ratio achieved by the recycled corn cob waste.
recently won a Gold Award from the British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF) for production of Brakes Cut Corn Cob and Butter Portions.
It makes you appreciate that we have come a long way in hygienic comfort when we can nip down to the shop for a four-pack of luxury softness rather than suffer the rigours of a corn cob.
say, a cheap corn cob pipe or a cheap briar in the $5 to $15 range, and it goes on up into the thousands.