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Cobby

Cobby \Cob"by\, a. [From Cob, n.]

  1. Headstrong; obstinate. [Obs.]
    --Brockett.

  2. Stout; hearty; lively. [Obs.]

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cobby

a. 1 stocky 2 stout; hearty; lively 3 obstinate; headstrong 4 arrogant

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Cobby

Cobby may refer to:

  • Anita Cobby, Australian murder victim
  • Brian Cobby (1929–2012), British actor
  • Harry Cobby (1894–1955), Australian military aviator
  • Steve Cobby, UK musician, composer, DJ and producer

Usage examples of "cobby".

There was a dark bay mare inside, cobby sort, sixteen hands, facing away from us and munching hay.

I stood making up my mind, staring at the back view of the cobby mare.

He had brought up a quiet cobby sort of stock horse from the Hollow, plain enough, but a wonder to go, particularly over broken country.

He was huge and cobby with a big square face, thick silver-blue fur, and bright copper-orange eyes.

Sometimes they came back with wagonloads of seed and grain, or livestock, pigs, and bleating sheep, or the small cobby farm horsesbeasts whose masters would take no further interest in husbandry.

Thunder was his own horse, and he dearly loved the cobby dapple gray, but those beauties .

Foster remembered confronting a tall, slender man, probably a chief, as he was mounted on a bay cobby and wore a rust-spotted chain-mail hauberk.

This sort of switchback work is all right for a cobby, short-backed, short-legged little horse, but it is killing work for a big, long-striding hunter such as one wants in the Midlands.

He was a wild-looking animal, robust and muscular, who weighed seventeen pounds in his winter coat, which had just now molted enough to reveal stout, cobby legs and devastating paws.

This sort of switchback work is all right for a cobby, short-backed, short-legged little horse, but it is killing work for a big, long-striding hunter such as one wants in the Midlands.