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cobble

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

cobble

Stone that is smaller than a boulder but larger than gravel. See also: Stone

cobble

[′käb·əl]
(geology)
A rock fragment larger than a pebble and smaller than a boulder, having a diameter in the range of 64-256 millimeters (2.5-10.1 inches), somewhat rounded or otherwise modified by abrasion in the course of transport.

cobble, cobblestone

1.A rock fragment between 2 ½ and 10 in. (64 and 256 mm) in diameter, used for rough paving, walls, and foundations.
2. Coarse aggregate for concrete, having a nominal size in the range 3 to 6 in. (75 to 150 mm).
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His typology consisted of 6 classes of cobble tools: unmodified (Type 1), surface-pecked (Type 2 a-d), edge-notched (Type 3 a-b), partially grooved (Type 4 a-b), single-grooved (Type 5) and multiple-grooved (Type 6 a-d) (Pickin 1990).
Cobble also provides informative biographical accounts of some of the major figures of this group, from the better known Caroline Davis of the UAW to the fiery organizer of waitresses, Myra Wolfgang, and importantly, she indicates the critical role that African American women, like the UPWA's [United Packinghouse Workers of America] Addie Wyatt and Gloria Johnson of the IUE [International Union of Electrical Workers], played in this coalition, not only as organizers but as catalysts for others to embrace civil rights issues.
Cobble said that with so many students in the various nursing tracks and EMS program, it is important that the college have state-of-the-art equipment to train them to be successful graduates.
Cobble cites Barry Goldwater and George McGovern--dark horse candidates who didn't win the Presidency but transformed politics.
Next door in the under-explored state of Nevada, American Liberty's 8,157-acre Gabbs Valley Prospect is located on the 26,000-acre Cobble Cuesta structure, which is estimated to represent oil reserves of 4+ billion barrels**.
JMH Development and Madison Estates are the team behind the successful, and sold out, Cobble Hill project, The Townhouses of Cobble Hill.
The council say cobbles in the immediate vicinity of the town hall will be replaced with "high quality" Yorkshire stone, complemented by a small area of granite cobble setts which will surface the road around the loading bay next to the town hall.
The main carbide cutters in front are positioned to allow the operator to "rock" the bit through rock and cobble.
Andy Earnshaw, sales manager at Spectacular Driveways, says: "One of the most popular driveways replicates Cheshire Cobble and another YorKshire Flagstone.
They're there for open houses at the Landmark at Strong Place, the church's new name as of December, when it opened for sales as Cobble Hill's latest big condo building.
I also wonder what Mr Dixon's views might be on the defeated Labour government in Australia trying to cobble a deal with independents in order to cling to power?