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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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Although not as effective as ground corncob, sawdust is readily available--and in some cases, more economical than straw--and is environmentally acceptable.
Fractionation and purification of the corncob extract on Spice C18 cartridges demonstrated that the mitogenic activity detected in MCF-7 cell cultures eluted from the cartridge in the 80% methanol fraction (Figure 5B).
I believe what she was writing about was stoves that burn corn cobs, the core left over when the grain is removed for other purposes such as making corn bread and feeding chickens, a core which is often an unused byproduct, there being a limited market for corncob pipes these days.
All that was needed to complete the picture was a corncob pipe and tattooed anchors on Mr.
For instance -and don't drop the corncob - Omaha residents are quite fond of their margaritas, indexing highest among the five cities in tequila and frozen and liquid cocktail mix sales.
Neighbors said the family was quiet and insular, even when the children wheeled carts up and down the street to sell $1 corncob treats.
Corncob, fries and barbecue dip completed the feast.
For easy storage , the yellow corncob piece nests inside the green husk, and serves as a protective sheath for the sharp edge and rivets.
STERLING - Not too far from the prize-winning green beans and the miniature corncob model of Darth Vader and Obi-Wan Kenobi locked in their "Star Wars" duel, there's a preserved roadkill squirrel pelt and reconstructed skeleton with a blue ribbon on it.
The PixelSkin for iPod touch 2G will be available in Licorice Black, Blueberry Blue, Sherbet Pink, Huckelberry Purple, Marshmallow White, Spearmint Green and Corncob Yellow.
The kit includes a corncob pipe, eyes, a bow tie (or red feather boa for a snow woman), wire-rimmed glasses, a hat, eyes and buttons for $90.
An ink storm swept across this emblazoned map where pompous couples prided themselves on their choice of emerging crowd pleasers and corncob furniture.