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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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In the Grand Canal Shoppes, visitors will stroll down the cobbled walkways along the 1,200 foot long reproduction of Venice's Grand Canal, and meet the enticing aroma of gourmet foods, serenading gondoliers, and the temptation of tantalizing goods from the most exclusive retailers in the world.
The rear garden has a professional landscaped garden with Indian stone terrace and cobbled walkways with additional cobbled patio, a central raised timber water feature running into a brick reservoir softened by palms.
One driver wrote to Newcastle City Council to complain, and the authority has now conceded it can not enforce the parking regulations on parts of the cobbled street because the lines were so blurred.
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From sipping coffee on Wenceslas Square, strolling through the tiny cobbled streets, taking a cruise on the river Vltava or casting a critical eye on some of the world's finest art in the Hrad or castle, you'll find it all here.
How old do you reckon it is, with those cobbled streets and cottages?
Two outdoor markets are being temporarily re-located while improvements are carried out to a cobbled area in Hartlepool.
A PENSIONER has broken her arm after falling on a cobbled pavement which campaigners want removed.
The stage included two sections of cobbled roads and a number of riders took a spill just before the start of the first one.
In addition, an attractive cobbled street with well cared for terraced houses would be swamped with traffic and parking problems.
They had been removed from Aberdeen's cobbled streets and replaced by tarmac.
In their heyday, the cobbled streets and terraced homes of Poets' Corner were used for scenes in Coronation Street with stars such as street siren Elsie Tanner, played by Pat Phoenix, and Ena Sharples (Violet Carson) gracing the cobbles for days of filming.