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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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It was a stressful stage and sketchy on the cobbles, and I know we'll all be sleeping a lot better after finishing that stage.
Boom was in the day's breakaway and proved the strongest over the cobbles on an epic day's racing to win by 19 seconds from Vincenzo Nibali and his teammate Jakob Fuglsang.
Remove from Store and relay cobbles header course, 150mm type 1, 50mm ST1 concrete mix bed - 30m2
He says the council hopes to provide improved access to the war memorial and town hall and is con-fined to one particular area of the High Street, where the cobbles are in a poor state and need regular replacement due to extensive damage caused by high levels of traffic.
The architects had come across timber cobbles in Japan and they were once used extensively in places like America.
The project includes an artist-designed shelter in the Cobbles and three "conversation places" ( pairs of seats with planters ( in key positions along Front Street, which enjoy views over the Tyne Valley.
He said: 'There were a lot of problems on the cobbles but fortunately I was well-placed, I was near the front of the cobbles and I decided to just go for it.
Of course, you can also use common gray gravel, as well as any of the stones or cobbles mentioned above, for your river or stream bed.
But then some bright spark decided it would be nice and quaint to cobble the area - several centuries after cobbles went out of fashion.
Now Mark Wilson, a paleontologist at the College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio, reports in the May 3 SCIENCE on fossil evidence from cobbles (small, flat stones) encrusted with marine invertebrates that lived 450 million years ago.
Some people have complained there's a stage with serious cobbles in the Tour, but this is France and these are real roads they are racing on.
With mud plastering his face, Nibali looked light on the cobbles while Contador struggled.