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cobbler

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n cobbler a pie made of fruit with rich biscuit dough usually only on top of the fruit
    • n cobbler tall sweetened iced drink of wine or liquor with fruit
    • n cobbler a person who makes or repairs shoes
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Cobbler A beverage. See Sherry cobbler, under Sherry.
    • Cobbler A clumsy workman.
    • Cobbler A mender of shoes.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n cobbler One who cobbles, mends, or patches; especially, one who mends boots and shoes.
    • n cobbler Hence A clumsy workman; one who works in a clumsy, slipshod fashion.
    • n cobbler A summer drink to be sucked through a straw, made by shaking up together, in a large glass, pounded ice, wine, sugar, slices of orange, pineapple, etc.
    • n cobbler A fruit pie baked in a large deep dish or a pot lined with thick paste: named according to the kind of fruit used: as, an apple cobbler; a peach cobbler.
    • n cobbler The last sheep in the pen in sheep-shearing time, usually one that: is hardest to shear.
    • n cobbler A small fish, Fundulus heteroclitus, found abundantly along the eastern coast of the United States.
    • n cobbler The thread-fish, Alectis ciliaris, a fish with long filamentous dorsal and anal rays.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Cobbler one who cobbles or mends shoes: a drink made up of wine, sugar, &c., and sucked through a straw
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Der. unknown.

Usage

In literature:

He made his way past the women, who had pressed up close to him, to where the cobbler and Dimbleby stood.
"White Lilac; or the Queen of the May" by Amy Walton
When he left the farm he started on foot for Natick, Mass., over one hundred miles distant, to learn the cobbler's trade.
"Pushing to the Front" by Orison Swett Marden
The most obtuse and determined man was a shoemaker or cobbler, who owned a small house and shop which stood near Hockenall-alley.
"Recollections of Old Liverpool" by A Nonagenarian
Who would believe the proud person I am going to speak of is a cobbler upon Ludgate hill?
"The Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to Prose, Vol. IV (of X)--Great Britain and Ireland II" by Various
Close by, the cobbler, having somewhere picked up a shoe to mend, waved it frantically by its leather string.
"Joyce's Investments" by Fannie E. Newberry
From Monsieur le Maire to cobbler and blacksmith, all were working very hard.
"Riviera Towns" by Herbert Adams Gibbons
The cobbler could scarcely speak awhile; but when he got his breath, his arms were round the hound, and his eyes were wet with tears.
"Wisdom, Wit, and Pathos of Ouida" by Ouida
According to the Russian custom he was early apprenticed to a cobbler.
"Maxim Gorki" by Hans Ostwald
That is the cobbler's wax, that sticks all this mass of frizzled hair on.
"The Young Franc Tireurs" by G. A. Henty
When "Cobbler" Horn at length came downstairs, his sister was still sitting before the fire.
"The Golden Shoemaker" by J. W. Keyworth
Others work away at some menial task more or less connected with the Crucifixion, as unconcerned as cobblers humming over their last.
"The Venetian Painters of the Renaissance" by Bernhard Berenson
For such a one I would substitute a cobbler's apron in the place of his book.
"The Book-Hunter" by John Hill Burton
But the richest thing in the whole collection is the 'Simple Cobbler of Aggawam,' occupying ten columns.
"The Knickerbocker, or New-York Monthly Magazine, May 1844" by Various
Wilson was a shoemaker, then residing in Natick, Mass., and was known as the 'Natick Cobbler.
"Charles Carleton Coffin" by William Elliot Griffis
The cobblers' getting time is at the last.
"The Hesperides & Noble Numbers: Vol. 1 and 2" by Robert Herrick
Compare the curved inflections in the cobbler's speeches in Act I.
"The Ontario High School Reader" by A.E. Marty
Those who planned the dedication did not think the poor cobbler was of much account.
"The Story of Young Abraham Lincoln" by Wayne Whipple
She'd sometimes sneak me a cookie or a cobbler an' fruits.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Various
They use only something like a cobbler's knife.
"Life at Puget Sound: With Sketches of Travel in Washington Territory, British Columbia, Oregon and California" by Caroline C. Leighton
The cobbler said it would be another five minutes.
"Working With the Working Woman" by Cornelia Stratton Parker
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In poetry:

Loud laughed the cobbler Keezar,
Laughed like a school-boy gay;
Tossing his arms above him,
The lapstone rolled away.
"Cobbler Keezar's Vision" by John Greenleaf Whittier
To a cobbler Minnesinger
The marvellous stone gave he,—
And he gave it, in turn, to Keezar,
Who brought it over the sea.
"Cobbler Keezar's Vision" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Small heed had the careless cobbler
What sorrow of heart was theirs
Who travailed in pain with the births of God,
And planted a state with prayers,—
"Cobbler Keezar's Vision" by John Greenleaf Whittier
And now our fairy
decorator brightens his shop for fall;
his fishnet's filled with orange cork,
orange, his cobbler's bench and awl;
there is no money in his work,
he'd rather marry.
"Skunk Hour" by Robert Lowell
Then said an Old SCULPIN,--"My freedom excuse,
You're playing the cobbler with holes in your shoes;
Your brown side is up,--but just wait till you're tried
And you'll find that all flounders are white on one side."
"Verses For After-Dinner" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Dreaming Fanch, the cobbler's son, took his tools and laces,
Wrought her shoes of scarlet dye, shoes as pale as snow;
"They shall lead her wildrose feet all the fairy paces
Danced along the road of love, the road such feet should go" -
"The Lovers Of Marchaid" by Marjorie Lowry Christie Pickthall

In news:

Ultimately Monitor suffered from the cobbler 's shoe problem -- it could not apply Mr Porter's prescription to make a fundamental strategic choice about how to deliver competitively superior value to its customers.
Ultimately Monitor suffered from the cobbler 's shoe problem — it could not apply Porter's prescription to make a fundamental strategic choice about how to deliver competitively superior value to its customers.
7th Annual Celebrity Dessert & Auction: Seadog's Peach Cobbler .
President Barack Obama on Wednesday grants a turkey pardon to a bird named Cobbler.
A presidential pardon for Cobbler and Gobbler .
President Obama pardoned two turkeys, named "Cobbler" and " Gobbler, " from being eaten.
Two turkeys named Cobbler and Gobbler are going to have a much happier Thanksgiving than most of their kind this time of year.
Turkey Grower Calls Pardon Of Cobbler (Or Is It Gobbler ?
Cobbler and Gobbler Lucky Turkeys.
Cobbler and Gobbler are the two birds in the running for a pardon.
Make our Fall Harvest Cobbler, and you can have 'em both.
Turn fruit into a cobbler.
Living now in a retirement home in Durham, N.C. She told me she recently had cherry cobbler for breakfast.
Although only Cobbler was pardoned, loser Gobbler will also be spared and live out his days at Mount Vernon, where he will doubtless write a book.
Cobbler to the gods Christian Louboutin opens his New York men's boutique (the first in North America) next month.
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