Word of the Day: COBNOBBLE

– ? from cob (n. a blow; vb. to strike) + nobble (vb. to strike, to hit)

“…Charles: He who would from parties rob’ll
Finds out he’s in the wrong box.
Clem.: Him we’ll capture and cobnobble,
Open locks whoever knocks.”

From: Lacy’s Acting Edition of Plays, Dramas, Farces, Extravaganzas, Etc., Etc.
Volume 93, 1871
Robert Macaire, Or, The Roadside Inn Turned Inside Out.
By Henry J. Byron, Scene II

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