cobbling


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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.]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cobbling - the shoemaker's tradecobbling - the shoemaker's trade    
craft, trade - the skilled practice of a practical occupation; "he learned his trade as an apprentice"
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References in classic literature ?
I don't like this cobbling sort of business --I don't like it at all; it's undignified; it's not my place.
We work by the month, or by the job, or by the profit; not for us to ask the why and wherefore of our work, unless it be too confounded cobbling, and then we stash it if we can.
And in the commonwealth which we were founding do you conceive the guardians who have been brought up on our model system to be more perfect men, or the cobblers whose education has been cobbling?