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cobble

1 [kob-uhl]
verb (used with object), cobbled, cobbling.
1.
to mend (shoes, boots, etc.); patch.
2.
to put together roughly or clumsily.

Origin:
1490–1500; apparently back formation from cobbler

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cobble

2 [kob-uhl]
noun
1.
a cobblestone.
2.
cobbles, coal in lumps larger than a pebble and smaller than a boulder.
3.
Metalworking.
a.
a defect in a rolled piece resulting from loss of control over its movement.
b.
Slang. a piece showing bad workmanship.
verb (used with object), cobbled, cobbling.
4.
to pave with cobblestones.

Origin:
1595–1605; perhaps cob + -le; see cobblestone

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cobble1 (ˈkɒbəl)
 
n
1.  short for cobblestone
2.  geology a rock fragment, often rounded, with a diameter of 64--256 mm and thus smaller than a boulder but larger than a pebble
 
vb
3.  (tr) to pave (a road) with cobblestones
 
[C15 (in cobblestone): from cob1]
 
'cobbled1
 
adj

cobble2 (ˈkɒbəl)
 
vb
1.  to make or mend (shoes)
2.  to put together clumsily
 
[C15: back formation from cobbler1]

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cobble
"paving stone," late 14c., probably a dim. of cob.

cobble
"to mend clumsily," 1496, probably from cob, perhaps via a notion of lumps.
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cobble   (kŏb'əl)  Pronunciation Key 
A rock fragment larger than a pebble and smaller than a boulder. Pebbles have a diameter between 64 and 256 mm (2.56 and 10.24 inches) and are often rounded.
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