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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
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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.
Through the busy market place, amid the baskets and barrows of market day, under the painted wooden sign of the Green Dragon, up a dark side entry, under an arch, and through a tangle of crooked cobbled streets the two threaded their way, the square, strutting figure in front and the lean, lounging figure behind him, like his shadow in the sunshine.
for theatres and newspapers, and the rumble of omnibuses on the cobbled pavements?
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.
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.
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.
At the foot of the church stood a smithy, generally red with fires and always littered with hammers and scraps of iron; opposite to this, over a rude cross of cobbled paths, was "The Blue Boar," the only inn of the place.
The facility will feature classic Venetian architecture, including arched bridges, canals, piazzas, and cobbled walkways, that recreate the richness, color, sights and sounds of a city world-renowned for its ability to caress the senses and inspire the soul.
Contract Notice: Existing cobbled road to be lifted with approx.
7-acre building site where the new Coronation Street set is being cobbled together.
To the side of the property there is a spacious cobbled driveway providing off-road parking.