Date: Fri, 15 Mar 1996 12:12:26 -0500
From: Ronald Butters amspeech[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ACPUB.DUKE.EDU
Subject: "cobbed" etc.
I think Dennis and Seth are absolutely right about the connection of
COBBED with "CORNHOLE". However, it is the case that COBBED and REAMED
are a little different in semantic range from SCREWED--COBBED and REAMED
can (for me) mean simply 'defeated badly': Duke was recently
REAMED/COBBED (cf. CREAMED) by EMU at basketball, but they were not SCREWED.