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cob

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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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Pick grapes when ripe, as well as nuts (hazelnuts, cobnuts and filberts) when the husks begin to yellow.
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Roast fillet of beef, wild mushroom pie, accompanied by potato gratin, cobnuts and Madeira will follow, with chocolate truffle dessert.
They planted apples, cherries and cobnuts (a cultivated variety of hazelnut) as part of the expansion of edible planting in West Kirby, as well as alder, willow and hornbeam for conservation value and to improve the look of the park.
Cobnuts are undergoing a "renaissance" thanks to a bumper crop and record demand for the hazelnut-like nuts.