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cob·ble 1

1. A cobblestone.
2. Geology A rock fragment between 64 and 256 millimeters in diameter, especially one that has been naturally rounded.
3. cobbles See cob coal.
tr.v. cob·bled, cob·bling, cob·bles
To pave with cobblestones.

[Short for cobblestone.]

cob·ble 2

tr.v. cob·bled, cob·bling, cob·bles
1. To make or mend (boots or shoes).
2. To put together clumsily; bungle: cobbled a plan together at the last minute.

[Probably back-formation from cobbler.]


[ˈkɒbld] ADJ cobbled streetcalle f empedrada, calle f adoquinada


[ˈkɒbəld] adj [street, yard] → pavé(e)


[ˈkɒbld] adj cobbled streetstrada pavimentata con ciottoli
References in classic literature ?
for theatres and newspapers, and the rumble of omnibuses on the cobbled pavements?
So the palmer was persuaded; and Robin put on the old man's hat, which stood full high in the crown; and his cloak, patched with black and blue and red, like Joseph's coat of many colors in its old age; and his breeches, which had been sewed over with so many patterns that the original was scarce discernible; and his tattered hose; and his shoes, cobbled above and below.
When they got out of the Gare du Nord, and trundled along the cobbled streets in a ramshackle, noisy cab, it seemed to him that he was breathing a new air so intoxicating that he could hardly restrain himself from shouting aloud.
Through the wide open window floated in the various sounds of the little country town, the rumbling of heavy carts passing along the cobbled streets, the shrill greetings of neighbors and acquaintances meeting upon the sidewalk.
The wide Embankment which had had room for cannonballs and squadrons, had now shrunk to a cobbled lane steaming with smells of malt and oil and blocked by waggons.
They crossed the cobbled street and made their way to the dock.
The 30-year-old was second to Thomas coming off the final cobbled sector and wanted to attack, with Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo) and Nairo Quintana (Movistar) left behind.
Stage four introduces cobbles into the race, 13 kilometres of soul-shuddering racing which - if last year's cobbled stage was anything to go by - provide very few good vibrations within a decidedly saddle-sore peloton.
MAGICAL MALCESINE THE picturesque lakeside resort of Malcesine, Italy is the perfect base to explore Lake Garda, with its charming cafes and restaurants, cobbled streets and historical buildings.
CHRIS FROOME revealed his despair after the his Tour de France title defence ended on Wednesday's cobbled Wfifth stage following three crashes in two days.
Wet weather forced race organisers to remove two of the nine cobbled sections, but Froome's falls came prior to therst, where the day's racing drama began.