cobhouse

noun

Definition of cobhouse 

1 : a toy house of corncobs or sticks laid in parallel pairs piled on one another each at right angles to the preceding pair

2 : a flimsy unstable structure or arrangement a cobhouse of lies ready to fall

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History and Etymology for cobhouse

cob entry 3 (corncob) + house

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