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cob +‎ house


cobhouse ‎(plural cobhouses)

  1. A structure built of cob.
  2. A structure built of cobs of wood, often notched where the pieces cross.
    1. A flimsy structure, as one built by children from small bits of wood and other materials.
    2. An outbuilding of inferior construction.
    3. (figuratively) A flimsy arrangement or structure.

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