Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Like the work of a cobbler; patched or clumsily put together.
- v. present participle of cobble.
- n. the shoemaker's trade
“Clark says most enterprise customers want their own private cloud at first, but some will start seeing the value in cobbling together a wide variety of cloud services, such as those offered by Amazon Web Services, providers like Rackspace, or even a potential infrastructure as a service offering from IBM.”
“Since a criminal investigation is involved here she must be most careful to ensure that she is truthful at all times about what has happened and that she does not become embroiled in cobbling up an untrue explanation of events which might later become the subject of evidence under Oath in the Crown Court.”
“The challenge lies in cobbling together the money to replace damaged books at seven branches in New Orleans and six in Jefferson Parish.”
“Since that I have been much interested with an attempt, — a further morsel of cobbling, which is being done to improve the representation of the people.”
“Since that I have been much interested with an attempt, -- a further morsel of cobbling, which is being done to improve the representation of the people.”
“To make it a full meal, I bought a couple sausages (one per person is about right) and used half a box of mushrooms with the idea of cobbling together a roast.”
“They have begun informally exploring the idea of cobbling together a governing coalition.”
“People tend to romanticise the idea of cobbling together a film on a shoestring budget, but he assures me that it's not a very nice task, invariably resulting in having to pay people far less than they deserve.”
“Not in special arts, such as cobbling or carpentering, but only in itself: or say again that it makes us good, there is no answer to the question, 'good in what?”
“He had developed the veto list in consultation with environmentalists and budget experts whom he trusted, and he felt it was part of his promise to govern in a new way—to represent the broad public interest instead of cobbling together the special interests.”
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