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cobblestone

[kob-uh l-stohn] /ˈkɒb əlˌstoʊn/
noun
1.
a naturally rounded stone, larger than a pebble and smaller than a boulder, formerly used in paving.
Origin of cobblestone
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English cobylstone. See cobble1, stone
Related forms
cobblestoned, adjective
Can be confused
boulder, cobblestone, granule, pebble, rock, stone.
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  • I must confess I got a cold chill that ran down my back, and it jumped from limb to limb like a cobblestone.

    Within Prison Walls Thomas Mott Osborne
  • That if one hits a negro on the head with a cobblestone, the cobblestone will break.

    The American Credo George Jean Nathan
  • It tore a hole in the cobblestone pavement, some twenty feet square and four or five feet deep.

  • They are shown in plate 29, along with a cobblestone used as a pestle.

  • The next moment he was on his feet again and out in the street prying up a cobblestone.

    The Iron Heel Jack London
  • A long living room with a cobblestone fireplace met their gaze.

    The Secret Pact Mildred A. Wirt
  • The runners, as those of a snow sled, are shod with strips of steel, which are pulled over streets paved with cobblestone.

British Dictionary definitions for cobblestone

cobblestone

/ˈkɒbəlˌstəʊn/
noun
1.
a rounded stone used for paving Sometimes shortened to cobble Compare sett
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Word Origin and History for cobblestone
n.

late 14c., kobilstane; see cobble (n.) + stone (n.).

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