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have a corncob up (one's) ass

1. vulgar slang To be very stiff, rigid, or inflexible in one's posture or demeanor. Primarily heard in US. The guy trundled around the stage so gracelessly and awkwardly, as if he had a corncob up his ass. You'd think she has a corncob up her ass from the way she sits in class.
2. vulgar slang To be very rigid or inflexible in one's opinions or beliefs. Primarily heard in US. My grandfather had a real corncob up his ass when it came to people living together or having children before marriage.
3. vulgar slang To be irritable, unfriendly, or humorless. Primarily heard in US. Geez, it was just a joke—you must have a corncob up your ass or something. I wouldn't mess around with Mr. Daniels, he's got a corncob up his ass today.
See also: ass, corncob, have, up

have a corncob up (one's) butt

1. vulgar slang To be very stiff, rigid, or inflexible in one's posture or demeanor. Primarily heard in US. The guy trundled around the stage so gracelessly and awkwardly, as if he had a corncob up his butt. You'd think she has a corncob up her butt from the way she sits in class.
2. vulgar slang To be very rigid or inflexible in one's opinions or beliefs. Primarily heard in US. My grandfather had a real corncob up his butt when it came to people living together or having children before marriage.
3. vulgar slang To be irritable, unfriendly, or humorless. Primarily heard in US. Geez, it was just a joke—you must have a corncob up your butt or something. I wouldn't mess around with Mr. Daniels, he's got a corncob up his butt today.
See also: butt, corncob, have, up
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

have a corncob up one's ass

 and have a poker up one's ass 
1. Inf. to be very stiff. (Use with caution.) How come you're acting so high-and-mighty with me? Do you have a corncob up your ass? He was a terrible actor, stiff and wooden. He looked like he had a poker up his ass.
2. Inf. to be very touchy or irritable. Wow! Old Mr. Webster really has a corncob up his ass this morning. Watch out! Tom has a poker up his ass and he's looking for you. Better make yourself scarce.
See also: ass, corncob, have, up
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The objective of the present research was to evaluate the effect of incorporating cellulose nanocrystals from corncob (CNC) on the tensile, thermal, and barrier properties of poly (vinyl alcohol) nanocomposites.
Different concentrations of sulphuric acid such as 1%, 2%, 3% and 4% were used for corncob hydrolysate preparation to determine the highest yield of xylose during acid hydrolysis.
Fill the bowl just past halfway with corncob media.
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As part of the lesson, students then designed their own talking feathers, using turkey plumes, corncobs and ribbons.
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The boy's fatigues are damp to the knees, their dark cloth clinging to his spindly legs as he silently follows a scattering of discarded yellowed husks and dried corncobs. From just ahead, amid a cluster of shagbark hickories, comes the unmistakable sound of busy chisel teeth and the steady patter of cuttings raining onto the leafy understory below.
MENU RANGE: Starters begin at soup for pounds 1.85 and savoury mushrooms at pounds 2.30 up to the "Harvest Festival" of hickory-smoked wings, onion rings, corncobs, potato skins and dips ( serving two) at pounds 5.40.
(Nikita Khrushchev subsequently came to Iowa as part of the exchange and ended up throwing corncobs at offending newsmen on the Roswell Garst farm.) Lauren was chair of NCEW in 1961.
Recalling his own childhood, he said that he along with his village-mates would scale the hedges of a maize crop field and stealthily get away with corncobs.
The present investigation deals with the treatment of different dye containing effluents by using different agricultural waste biomasses (corncobs sugarcane bagasse cotton sticks sunflower and peanut husk).
By securing the green silicone husk on one end of the corn and the corn-shape piece on the opposite end and then twisting and pushing, the Corn Twister strips the kernels off fresh or cooked corncobs with its stainless steel serrated edge and scraping rivets.
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One such toy was a "dart" set made of corncobs and chicken wing feathers.