Cobbing to Cock-a-hoop
(Cob"bing) a. Haughty; purse-proud. See Cob, n., 2. [Obs.] Withals
(Cob"ble) n. A fishing boat. See Coble.
(Cob"ble), n. [From Cob a lump. See Cob, n., 9, and cf. Copple, Copplestone.]
1. A cobblestone. "Their slings held cobbles round." Fairfax.
2. pl. Cob coal. See under Cob.
(Cob"ble) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Cobbled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Cobbling ] [OF. cobler, copler, to join
or knit together, couple, F. coupler, L. copulare to couple, join. Cf. Couple, n. & v. t.]
1. To make or mend coarsely; to patch; to botch; as, to cobble shoes. Shak. "A cobbled saddle." Thackeray.
2. To make clumsily. "Cobbled rhymes." Dryden.
3. To pave with cobblestones.
1. A mender of shoes. Addison.
2. A clumsy workman. Shak.
3. A beverage. See Sherry cobbler, under Sherry.
Cobbler fish (Zoöl.), a marine fish (Blepharis crinitus) of the Atlantic. The name alludes to its threadlike
(Cob"ble*stone`) n. A large pebble; a rounded stone not too large to be handled; a small
boulder; used for paving streets and for other purposes.
(Cob"by) a. [From Cob, n.]
1. Headstrong; obstinate. [Obs.] Brockett.
2. Stout; hearty; lively. [Obs.]
(Co`bel*lig"er*ent) a. Carrying on war in conjunction with another power.
(Co`bel*lig"er*ent), n. A nation or state that carries on war in connection with another.
(Co"bi*a) n. (Zoöl.) An oceanic fish of large size (Elacate canada); the crabeater; called also
bonito, cubbyyew, coalfish, and sergeant fish.
(Cob"i`ron) n. [From Cob the top.] An andiron with a knob at the top. Bacon.
(Co`bish"op) n. A joint or coadjutant bishop. Ayliffe.
(Co"ble) n. [AS. cuopel; cf. W. ceubal skiff, ferryboat.] A flat-floored fishing boat with a lug sail,
and a drop rudder extending from two to four feet below the keel. It was originally used on the stormy
coast of Yorkshire, England.
1. (Com.) A large roundish variety of the cultivated hazelnut.