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cob·ble 1

 (kŏb′əl)
n.
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

 (kŏb′əl)
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.]

cobbles

(ˈkɒbəlz)
pl n
1. (Mining & Quarrying) coal in small rounded lumps
2. (Civil Engineering) cobblestones
References in classic literature ?
Anna said to herself, as soon as the carriage had started and swaying lightly, rumbled over the tiny cobbles of the paved road, and again one impression followed rapidly upon another.
No more barricades of flagstones--no more assaulting his Majesty's troops with cobbles.
They sell 'em at auction, an' they're good for years an' years, only no good on the cobbles any more.
They struck at each other, clinched, and rolled over on the cobble stones.
But I have patients amongst the seafaring population of West Colebrook, and, unofficially, I am informed that very early that morning two brothers, who went down to look after their cobble hauled up on the beach, found, a good way from Brenzett, an ordinary ship's hencoop lying high and dry on the shore, with eleven drowned ducks inside.
Our Steep Taper UltraBit 3 blade comes to a steep point to help "wobble" through the cobbles.
all upped sticks and headed up to Manchester to transmit the show live from the cobbles.
5km route from Seraing in Belgium across the cobbles of northern France and held off a charging peloton.
CHRIS FROOME was thrilled with his performance over the cobbles yesterday despite losing the leader's yellow jersey in the Tour de France.
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.
The stage commemorated 100 years since the start of World War One and features many of the cobbles used in the Paris-Roubaix one-day race 'the Hell of the North.
HOLLAND'S Lars Boom prevailed amid the carnage which saw defending champion Chris Froome abandon the Tour de France to win a T thrilling fth stage over the cobbles of northern France.