Crossword clues for cobble
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Cobble \Cob"ble\, n. [From Cob a lump. See Cob, n., 9, and cf. Copple, Copplestone.]
A cobblestone. ``Their slings held cobbles round.''
pl. Cob coal. See under Cob.
Cobble \Cob"ble\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Cobbled; p. pr. & vb. n. Cobbling.] [OF. cobler, copler, to join or knit together, couple, F. coupler, L. copulare to couple, join. Cf. Couple, n. & v. t.]
To make or mend coarsely; to patch; to botch; as, to cobble shoes.
--Shak. ``A cobbled saddle.''
To make clumsily. ``Cobbled rhymes.''
To pave with cobblestones.
Cobble \Cob"ble\, n. A fishing boat. See Coble.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
n. 1 A cobblestone. 2 (context geology English) A particle from 64 to 256 mm in diameter, following the Wentworth scale 3 (alternative form of coble nodot=yes English) (a kind of fishing-boat) vb. 1 (context intransitive English) To make shoes (what a cobbler does). 2 (context transitive English) To assemble in an improvised way. 3 (context transitive intransitive English) To use cobblestones to pave a road, walkway, etc.
v. pave with cobblestones
repair or mend; "cobble shoes"
Cobble may refer to:
- Cobble (geology), a designation of particle size for sediment or clastic rock
- Cobblestone, partially rounded rocks used for road paving
- Hammerstone, a prehistoric stone tool
- Tyringham Cobble, a nature reserve in Tyringham, Massachusetts, U.S.
- Bartholomew's Cobble, a park near Sheffield, Massachusetts, U.S.
- Dorothy Sue Cobble (b. 1949), American historian
A cobble (sometimes a cobblestone) is a clast of rock defined on the Udden–Wentworth scale as having a particle size of , larger than a pebble and smaller than a boulder. Other scales define a cobble's size in slightly different terms. A rock made predominantly of cobbles is termed a conglomerate. Cobblestone is a building material based on cobbles.
Usage examples of "cobble".
Through an arched opening, she could see a cobbled area that flickered with torchlight, contrasting sharply with the bright, actinic glare of floodlamps.
When the gate finally emptied, not a single breathing refugee remained outside the walls, barring those he could see well down the road, still seated on the cobbles, unable to move, drawing their last breathstoo far away to retrieve, and it was clear that the Aren soldiers had been given strict orders about how far beyond the gate they were permitted.
That was good, that was a relief, but there remained such a distance to travel, over ground that seemed shaky as aspic beneath her, and she really was very tired When she crumpled unconscious to the cobbles, she had the good fortune to be noticed.
One of the streets leading into it is called Kanzlerstrasse, a narrow, cobbled affair with a bierhaus on the corner, under a clock.
If I expected to score by betting on fighters and football teams that had been doped with ZAP, I needed Bobby because he knew bookies all over , the country and could cobble up a giant swindle.
A stone broch rose three floors above a cobbled ward and proper wooden round houses for the important servants.
In the middle of a cobbled and well-drained ward rose a three-story broch, surrounded by enough outbuildings and stables to house a party of a hundred guests.
These men had cobbled together a mishmash of Plato, the Gospels, the Jewish Cabala, together with a few scraps of Egyptian philosophy, and had managed to hoodwink scholars, priests and kings for more than a thousand years.
Vaylo waited until horse and rider reached the torchlight and cobbled stone of the Dhoone greatcourt before turning to face Cluff Drybannock.
Then, about to draw back from the window, she saw five men, oddly foreshortened figures from that lofty coign of view, leave the Red Moon by one of its bar entrances, bearing between them a heavy beam of wood, and with this improvised battering-ram aimed at the door to the besieged house, charge awkwardly across the cobbles.
Constitution was not given much attention as the drafting committee cobbled together its new charter.
But her mind was on John Faa and the parley room, and before long she slipped away up the cobbles again to the Zaal.
When he heard the sound of galloping hooves, Phoran knelt and very carefully set Kissel on the cobbles.
Isle of Leal, is a port of some consequence: an ancient town, solidly built of slate and limestone, half-timber, oak, and cobble, with shops, inns, houses, taverns, and a fine old harbor whose quays and warehouses, made of the native stone, are as weathered and enduring as the town itself.
Where the street named after the Storm of the Apocalypse narrowed suddenly, the carriage path became a muddy track of broken cobbles and shattered pottery, the tall, once royal nut trees giving way to desert scrub.