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Re: Sweating cobs and neatas

Posted by Victoria S Dennis on February 05, 2009 at 09:11

In Reply to: Sweating cobs and neatas posted by Lynne French on February 05, 2009 at 08:10:

: 'Sweating cobs and neatas'. What is the origin of this phrase? I believe it is something to do with the Navy and rum?

Is it a "phrase" at all? Google finds no hits for it, although just "sweating cobs" gives about 200. Where did you hear/read it? I've never heard "sweating cobs" in the UK - is it a US phrase? (Just guessing, but among the meanings of "cob" are "an Irish name for the Spanish silver dollar" or "cobblestone"; either of which could be a metaphor for really big drops of sweat.) (VSD)