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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
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cobble

Stone that is smaller than a boulder but larger than gravel. See also: Stone
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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.
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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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Dave Maddox, of Chatham Street, hit out at the council on Twitter after discovering patches of asphalt on his "lovely cobbled" road.
Jack ripped the field apart on the fourth cobbled section and was only beaten by less than a bike length to claim second place in the boys' race, which was a huge achievement with over 200 riders taking to the start.
Wet weather forced race organisers to remove two of the nine cobbled sections, but Froome's falls came prior even to the rst section of cobbles he had been dreading since the route was announced last autumn.
I have a feeling that if the defeated Brown had cobbled together a coalition with the Lib Dems, Mr Dixon would have been defending them to the hilt.
Many of the streets in the area that were cobbled with original stone setts - which arrived in Liverpool after being used as ballast on trade ships from Turkey - have seen them removed to be replaced with Tarmac.
A COUNCIL spent pounds 85,000 on new cobbled pavements - then agreed to pay pounds 250,000 to rip them up and plant trees.
A new cobbled path is being created for Belmont Green, which stretches off the main Walker Road, by Tyneside artist Alan Vaughn.
How old do you reckon it is, with those cobbled streets and cottages?
Yesterday's stage included two sections of cobbled roads and several riders took a spill just before the start of the first one.
Dave Maddox, of Chatham Street, was left fuming after discovering large patches of tarmac on his "beautiful cobbled" road.
The cobbled sections are brutal and treacherous in the dry, but the forecast for the 155.5km leg from Ypres to Arenberg Porte du Hainaut is for rain.