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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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They're seeing a renaissance," said Alexander Hunt, secretary of the Kentish Cobnuts Association, which represents most of the country's commercial growers.
If you are looking for productive cultivars of these, Cosford Cob and Pearson's Prolific are both excellent cobnuts and Kentish Cob and Butler are good cultivars of the filbert.
The common hazelnut, Corylus avellana, is great value, providing cobnuts in September and decorative catkins in late winter.
But it is an option for us; just picking a few cobnuts on a walk on a Sunday afternoon for example.
Before that, 'conkers' was played with hazelnuts, cobnuts or snail shells.