cobble

1 [kob-uhl]

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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Example sentences
The cobbled streets were gleaming from the last few rays escaping the clouds.
Sometimes horses' hooves could be heard clattering in the cobbled stable yard
  at the rear of the house.
The desire to live in our imagination is driven by this suspicion that we're
  disembodied sensibilities cobbled into our bodies.
Holding up banners cobbled together from cardboard and bamboo poles, the
  protesters shouted for urgent help for their relatives.
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