from The Century Dictionary.
- To mend or patch (especially shoes or boots).
- Hence To put together, make, or do clumsily, unhandily, or coarsely.
- To work as a cobbler; work clumsily.
- noun In general, any piece of iron or steel which is wasted during rolling or forging: specifically, an imperfectly puddled ball of iron which goes to pieces in the squeezer.
- noun A name for the red-throated diver, Colymbus septentrionalis.
- noun A stone rounded by the action of water, and of a size suitable for use in paving. Smaller stones of the same character are usually called
pebbles, and larger ones boulders. Also called cobblestone, cobstone.
- noun A rounded hill.
- noun A round nut like a cobble. See
- noun A kernel or stone (of fruit, etc.).
- noun A lump of coal from the size of an egg to that of a foot-ball.
- noun An icicle.
- noun See
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun A cobblestone.
- noun Cob coal. See under
- transitive verb To make or mend coarsely; to patch; to botch.
- transitive verb To make clumsily.
- transitive verb To pave with cobblestones.
- noun A fishing boat. See
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun A
- noun geology A
particlefrom 64 to 256 mmin diameter, following the Wentworth scale
- verb intransitive To make shoes (what a
- verb transitive To assemble in an improvised way.
- verb transitive, intransitive To use
cobblestonesto pave a road, walkway, etc.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- verb repair or mend
- noun rectangular paving stone with curved top; once used to make roads
- verb pave with cobblestones
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Then, too, the roads were of the kind called _pavé_; that is, paved with what we know as cobble-stones or Belgian blocks.
Michener gets everything right, from the pronunciation of Kabul -- "cobble" -- to the archaeology.
You can kind of cobble together a mental image of a lifetime spent with men nodding their heads in apparent fascination and listening to hours of endless drivel trying to figure out when and how to get their pants off and draw some conclusions as to why this might be, but let's just say that intellectual humility and celebrity beauty don't often go hand-in-hand.
More than one captain made up his mind then and there that his "cobble" or his "mule," as they term the different classes of boats, would remain in the harbour till the storm had passed.
She uses larger rocks such as cobble because pebbles can get stuck in an animal's paws.
'cobble' or his 'mule', as they term the different classes of boats, would remain in the harbour till the storm had passed.
If I were to cobble together a list of summer trash the 1st thing I would do is disqualify anything that shows up your standard school reading list.
On the other hand, with Mr. Perry and Ms. Bachmann splitting the social conservatives and tea party affiliates, there's an opportunity for Mr. Romney to cobble together a winning coalition of his own.
Good walking shoes and boots are essential with the cobble stone streets.
It does stink to not be able to get the job one wants right off, but most young people, if they have not overburdened themselves with stupid debt (e.g. cars, credit cards), can ride out a hiring lag and manage to cobble together a successful career in its aftermath.
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