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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ As he reached the end of the willow grove, a tottering cobblestone bridge resting on wooden stanchions appeared on his left.
▪ Do you know, the cobblestones couldn't be seen for the blood which swilled like water?
▪ Horse-drawn carriages, usually with a young boy or girl sitting up with the driver, clatter over cobblestones.
▪ In the square the flower-sellers had lit the naphtha flares in the buckets set along the cobblestones.
▪ Little clusters of guests were standing about on the cobblestones between the houses, looking at a loss.
▪ She woke up on cobblestones, surrounded by a rich fog.
▪ There was a dead man on the cobblestones, horrendously mutilated.
▪ We talked about it tentatively at first, as we walked, arms linked, over rainy cobblestone streets.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Cobblestone \Cob"ble*stone`\, n. A large pebble; a rounded stone not too large to be handled; a small boulder; -- used for paving streets and for other purposes.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

late 14c., kobilstane; see cobble (n.) + stone (n.).


n. A rounded stone from a river bed, fit for use as ballast in ships and for paving roads.


n. rectangular paving stone with curved top; once used to make roads [syn: cobble, sett]


Cobblestone is a natural building material based on cobble-sized stones, and is used for pavement roads, streets, and buildings.

In England, it was commonplace since ancient times for flat stones with a flat narrow edge to be set on edge to provide an even paved surface. This was known as a 'pitched' surface and was common all over Britain, as it did not require rounded pebbles. Pitched surfaces predate the use of regularly-sized granite setts by more than a thousand years. Such pitched paving is quite distinct from that formed from rounded stones, although both forms are commonly referred to as 'cobbled' surfaces. Most surviving genuinely old 'cobbled' areas are in reality pitched surfaces. A cobbled area is known as a "causey", "cassay" or "cassie" in Scots (probably from causeway).

Setts are often idiomatically referred to as "cobbles", although a sett is distinct from a cobblestone by being quarried or shaped to a regular form, whereas cobblestone is generally of a naturally occurring form.

Cobblestone (disambiguation)

Cobblestones are small stones used in paving streets.

Cobblestone may also refer to:

  • Cobble (geology), a class of rock fragment larger than a pebble and smaller than a boulder
  • Cobblestone (magazine), a children's magazine
  • A unit of credit in the BOINC Credit System of the BOINC platform for volunteer computing
  • The Pebbles of Etratat, 1972 film also known as Cobblestones
  • Cobblestone Records, a jazz record label during the 1970s
  • Cobblestone Jazz, an electronic music band
Cobblestone (magazine)

Cobblestone Magazine is a magazine that is published by the Cricket Media and part of Carus Publishing Company.

Usage examples of "cobblestone".

Rue de Casette, next to the mairie, in an area of narrow cobblestone streets and very old houses.

Built, like the parsonage, of cobblestones and mortar, flanked by a face of solid rock, and roofed by the commonest round tiles, this church was decorated on the outside with the richest creations of sculpture, rich in light and shade and lavishly massed and colored by Nature, who understands such art as well as any Michael Angelo.

Jesse was digging at the cobblestones with his fingers: but the stones were immovable, cemented in place by the black Dartmoor muck.

From the castle below the comforting, muted noise of soldiers, hooves on cobblestones, an occasional throaty laugh wafting upwards with the smoke and smells of the cooking fires through the decorative, bowman openings in the vast walls, not yet shuttered against the night chill.

The district reminded Tamar of the grimiest parts of Breven, all blocky buildings, oily cobblestones, and noxiously fumed air.

Nandiharrow folded up his cards with the slight clumsiness of one still not used to operating with fewer fingers than he had originally hadit seemed to Antryg that Suraklin leaned against the cobblestone of the chimney face, his long, light brown hair framing those narrow features, topaz eyes gently malicious in the saffron reflections of the fire.

The engineer Vauban dammed the river here and sent it different ways, to make a moat around the fortified town: downstream of his beautiful bridge is a weir and a millstream and backwaters, and crooked streets through the seventeenth-century huddle, and the city fathers are busy restoring a nostalgic atmosphere with cobblestones and antique gas lamps, and rather pathetic corners of greenery.

The grandfather led the way, with the paintpot and brush, hobbling over the cobblestones.

From the cobblestones outside and the general journey I guessed that I was in the fabled Cathedral of Cadenza Piacere Greg had told me about.

Audi sat in the cobblestoned driveway, shaded by a young, carefully shaped podocarpus tree, still staked.

Something had broken inside the spork factory and a stream of rainbow-hued plastic implements fountained toward the sky and clattered to the cobblestones on every side, like a harbinger of the postindustrial society to come.

Tired now, the bed warm and Sarah curled beside him, he had fallen asleep as the call to dawn prayers had echoed down the cobblestones.

They drove nine blocks down Rockaway Parkway, then through an underpass under the Belt Parkway and around a circle to a broad cobblestone pier sticking out into Jamaica Bay.

And then, as suddenly as a soap bubble disappears on the tip of a needle, it was gone, and they were alone in the plaza, surrounded by half a dozen swords, and an equal number of empty robes lying limp on the cobblestones.

Frank followed it across the ornamental cobblestones, past a gaggle of flocking unicyclists and a fountain containing a diuretic-afflicted Eros.