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cobber

[′käb·ər]
(mining engineering)
A device used to reject waste materials from ore concentrates.
A person who breaks fibers from asbestos rocks or chips low-grade material from ore.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Cobbers (above) who took the men's competition honours, again after a penalty shoot-out
However, Cobbers is not designed as a literary battlefield to pursue such military contretemps.
The Cobbers now have the honour of competing in the English National Beach Soccer Championship in the coming months - demonstrating the high regard the Cup is held in only in its second year.
Fair dinkum - but just one word of advice, cobbers. If New Zealand need six off the final ball to win or tie tie match, don't resort to an under-arm grubber along the deck like Trevor Chappell's notorious cop-out at the MCG in 1981.
TAKE THAT, COBBERS: Australia-bound Burgess shows his future colleagues just what they're getting with one of two tries for England in the Four Nations Final
As two Aussie cobbers thousands of miles from home they're bound to be longing for some of the comforts of a land Down Under.
With her disturbingly deep voice and grating Kath-and-Kim accent, Dannii's dismal debut was complete cobbers.
G-DAY cobbers! We haven't had a contest for a few weeks so here is a real beaut, mate!
The Aussies could have been backed at generous odds of 7-1 to emerge victorious in London's East End and while the result may have come as a shock to England's supporters it was no surprise to Vidmar and his cobbers.
Well done on getting your self-respect back, cobbers.
In his own country, he is a nonentity who would, quite rightly, be scorned by his cobbers if he so much as tried to put on a lordly air.