2. A game played by children with nuts.
(Co*boose") n. See Caboose.
(Co"bourg) n. [Named from the town of Coburg in Germany.] A thin worsted fabric for women's
(Co"bra) n. See Copra.
(Co"bra), n. The cobra de capello.
Cobra de capello
(||Co"bra de ca*pel"lo) [Pg., serpent of the hood.] (Zoöl.) The hooded snake (Naia
tripudians), a highly venomous serpent inhabiting India.
(Cob"stone`) n. Cobblestone. [Prov. Eng.]
(Cob"swan`) n. A large swan. B. Jonson.
(Cob"wall`) n. [Cob clay mixed with straw + wall.] A wall made of clay mixed with straw.
(Cob"web`) n. [Cob a spider + web.]
1. The network spread by a spider to catch its prey.
2. A snare of insidious meshes designed to catch the ignorant and unwary.
I can not but lament thy splendid wit
Entangled in the cobwebs of the schools.
3. That which is thin and unsubstantial, or flimsy and worthless; rubbish.
The dust and cobwebs of that uncivil age.
Sir P. Sidney.
4. (Zoöl.) The European spotted flycatcher.
Cobweb lawn, a fine linen, mentioned in 1640 as being in pieces of fifteen yards. Beck. Draper's
Such a proud piece of cobweb lawn.
Beau. & Fl.
Cobweb micrometer, a micrometer in which threads of cobweb are substituted for wires.
(Cob"webbed`) a. Abounding in cobwebs. "The cobwebbed cottage." Young.
(Cob"web`by) a. Abounding in cobwebs, or any fine web; resembling a cobweb.
(Cob"work`) a. Built of logs, etc., laid horizontally, with the ends dovetailed together at the
corners, as in a log house; in marine work, often surrounding a central space filled with stones; as, a
cobwork dock or breakwater.
(Co"ca) n. [Sp., fr. native name.] The dried leaf of a South American shrub In med., called Erythroxylon.
Coca leaves resemble tea leaves in size, shape, and odor, and are chewed (with an alkali) by natives of
Peru and Bolivia to impart vigor in prolonged exertion, or to sustain strength in absence of food.
Mexican coca, an American herb yielding a nutritious fodder. Its roots are used as a substitute for