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1. The hard thick cylindrical central core on which are borne the grains or kernels of an ear of corn, usually in rows.
2. A corncob pipe.
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1. (Cookery) the core of an ear of maize, to which kernels are attached
2. (Recreational Drugs) short for corncob pipe
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1. the elongated woody core in which the grains of an ear of corn are embedded.
2. Also called corn′cob pipe′. tobacco pipe with a bowl made from a corncob.
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Noun1.corncob - the hard cylindrical core that bears the kernels of an ear of corncorncob - the hard cylindrical core that bears the kernels of an ear of corn
core - the center of an object; "the ball has a titanium core"
corn, Indian corn, maize, Zea mays - tall annual cereal grass bearing kernels on large ears: widely cultivated in America in many varieties; the principal cereal in Mexico and Central and South America since pre-Columbian times
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[ˈkɔːnkɒb] N (esp US) → mazorca f de maíz
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References in classic literature ?
Wade's heart beat tumultuously, and once when Martin came upon the little girl seated solemnly in the midst of a circle of corncob dolls, his throat contracted with an extraordinary tightness.
whether you're in the Ozarks or Appalachia, you're never more than 15 minutes from a store that sells corncob pipes to tourists, most to mention those straw hats that make you look like Mr.
"The plants have grown copiously and even borne large-sized corncob, [but] to the shock of our farmers, they have no grains within them," he said.
WITH a corncob pipe clenched in his teeth, face fixed in a grimace and bristling with aggression, you might think Robert De Niro had been hired to play Popeye.
All the while overacting madly and chewing on a corncob pipe like some foul-mouthed Popeye.
He took what I call poor Southern black men and women, who sat on porches and smoked their corncob pipes, and smiled their purple-red gum smiles ...
It also attracted a couple dozen biotechnology protestors chanting against the back drop of a giant corncob that read "Safety First."
"This isn't Snuffy Smith puffing on a corncob pipe making a little whiskey for his friends."
There are no off-color swear words, unless you count, "mother lover," "dadburn," "blast" and "corncob up their britches."
Similarly, Popeye's authority stems from his appropriation of masculine tropes--cigarettes, a pistol, a big fast car, a corncob. These objects establish his position as a man, and his effective use of them makes him a powerful man.
Very few of the students today have even seen a field corncob, let alone experience the cob as the sanitary toilet aid that preceded catalog pages and toilet tissues.
Here, he had two choices: a "cigarette" constructed from dried corn silk rolled in newspaper, or a charge of ripe burdock seed tamped into a corncob pipe.