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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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Corncob particles, ground from the hard part of the cob and averaging about one-quarter inch in diameter, proved the best inhibitor of developing fly larvae--about 90 percent effective.
Injection of the fractionated corncob bedding extract (80% methanol eluate from Spice cartridge) onto a Waters [mu]Bondapack C18 reverse-phase column (Figure 8A) demonstrated that the mitogenic activity (in MCF-7 cells) eluted with a single major peak of UV-absorbing material.
30 up to the "Harvest Festival" of hickory-smoked wings, onion rings, corncobs, potato skins and dips ( serving two) at pounds 5.
With a smooth and simple twist and push, the Corn Twister begins to strip the kernels off fresh or cooked corncobs with its razor sharp stainless steel serrated edge and scraping rivets.
He described Mr Kenneth Clarke: "A pudgy puffball" and once observed that Mr Douglas Hurd "might as well have a corncob up his arse".
If corncob harvest added only $5 per acre to corn-harvest costs, the EPIC model simulations showed that area farms could sell the corncobs profitably for anywhere from $17.
Polycarbonate cages with ground corncob bedding were used, and mice had free access to food and water for the duration of the experiment.
Our laboratory described two classes of endocrine disruptors in ground corncob animal bedding with mitogenic activities in breast and prostate cancer cells in vitro and in vivo (Markaverich et al.
He tossed a corncob hat onto the floor, put on plastic Trojan armor and began waving a floppy sword in the air.
Sardonically referring to the brutal rape of Temple Drake with a corncob in Sanctuary and to his own sobriquet for its author, Hemingway writes that Spanish is "rougher than a corncob sometimes" (90) and later has Colonel Cantwell ask Renata, "'Do I have to take it like a corncob?
The throwing toy that was the most Fun was a dart made From a corncob, with Feathers stuck in it to give it spin.
Waste wood, straw, corncob husks and sugar cane waste all contain cellulose that if broken down - as gribbles do in their guts - can be fermented into alcohol and used as fuel.