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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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Vermeer, Chris Fontana, cutting edge/attachment parts sales manager: Cobble can define many different conditions.
Take up and remove to tip off site cobble paving - 164m2
Residents in Yarm protesting against work to replace section of cobbles with granite and York stone setts
At least 79% of the cobbles from here had scale 1 or scale 2 degrees of polish/ smoothness suggesting a possible origin as beach (littoral) pebbles, whilst 36% or more had round- ness indices exceeding that of local river (fluvial) pebbles (Krumbein 1941; Gale 1995).
If brought to fruition, Coed Cymru's timber cobbles would be an extension of its end grain tile project, designed to produce decorative interior flooring from low value Welsh timber.
Cobble bars with many boulders and forbs and few pebbles scored high on the first axis (I), cobble bars with many small grains and few cobbles scored high on the second axis (II) and cobble bars scoring high on the third axis (III) contained few shrubs and some grasses.
Riders put extra tape on their handlebars to try and dampen the effect of the cobbles but it's still a bonejarring experience.
With mud plastering his face, Nibali looked light on the cobbles while Contador struggled.
STOCKTON Council has criticised "ludicrous claims" about work on Yarm's famous cobbles.
Granite stones acquisition of the City of Oulu summer of 2014 also includes the Kuru Grey or similar-colored V22 edge of the rocks straight and curved a total of about 5 to 200 m, Vehm red or similar colors V22 edge of the rocks straight and curved a total of 1 300 m, different colored dice and cobbles a total of about 2 600 mA and egalised dice and cobbles total of about 150 square meters.
While cobbles are common in the Classics, many riders fear they can add too great an x-factor to stage races due to the high likelihood of accidents or mechanical issues, particularly in wet weather.
cycling: tour of britain MARK CAVENDISH had to kick twice to defy charging Italian Elia Viviani, and the cobbles of Guildford High Street, to win a dramatic penultimate stage of the Tour of Britain yesterday.