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COB

Abbreviation for Coordination of Benefits.

cob

1. a short-legged, thickset, strong type of horse, usually 13.2 to 14.2 hands high but not more than 15.2. Useful as a light cart horse or for riding as a means of transportation and for heavyweight riders wanting a steady rather than a flashy ride. Produced by mating polo pony stallions to carriage or light draft horses.
2. the central stem of a cob of corn (3); common as a cause of esophageal and intestinal obstruction in dogs.
3. male swan.
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Production and in vitro evaluation of xylooligosaccharides generated from corn cobs.
Among agricultural resources (wastes) corn cobs are regarded as a promising agricultural resource for microbial xylitol production because corn is widely cultivated and corn cobs are rich in hemicelluoses but are not effectively utilized.
Mr Hansen said: "The first and second pieces of that plan involve using corn cobs and light stover.
We've had a few corn cobs, but it's been very few this year.
Made with recycled corn cobs, peach pits, and walnut shells all of which have natural abrasives--the scrubbers allow people to clean with less or no detergent at all.
The bioprocess involves a first-of-its-kind approach to craft genetically engineered microbes with the much-sought ability to transform switch grass, corn cobs, and other organic materials into methyl halides - the raw material for making gasoline and a host of other commercially important products,BBC reported.
Within two to three years people will be fueling their tanks with ethanol made from corn cobs and switchgrass," he said.
Voices drift, flakes of ice, on this wintry November morning and as we take off from the Great Plains, the pain and pride sets in of homesteader memories of churning butter and bullets, quilting blizzards and bison and Jefferson's Lewis and Clark streaming free through unwritten histories and the uncertain beauty of sky wide fields of legendary tracks of land and mountains of dreams and thunders, stars and winds, hay and corn cobs on plates, lampshades, banisters, walls, high ceilings, and even door handles.
Almost anything can be grilled on a BBQ - corn cobs, peppers, tomatoes, aubergines and large mushrooms can be cooked directly on the grid.
Project leader Peter Pfeifer and colleagues have successfully shrunk the size of vehicle natural gas tanks--which are often large and unwieldy--by storing natural gas at low pressure in carbon briquettes made from corn cobs after the kernels have been harvested.
The Brakes Cut Corn Cobs are packed in a 135g sachet with 48 to the outer case.
Apparently, in colonial America they even used corn cobs.