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A tobacco pipe with a bowl made from a dried corncob.
- ‘Smoothing up the cob on a belt sander will leave you with an appearance very like those commercially made corn-cob pipes and give you some really nice looking floats.’
- ‘Id read of the recent modernization of the corncob pipe industry but never could have guessed what was in store for me.’
- ‘No corn-cob pipe is fit for anything until it has been used at least a fortnight.’
- ‘Many people believe that after consuming so much beer one lazy afternoon, one of our founding members became disoriented and misplaced his corn-cob pipe and asked his brethren if any of them had seen it.’
- ‘Corncob pipes are very light and absorb nicotine and tar, and so will also color as you smoke.’
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