Cobble Cob"ble, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cobbled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Cobbling}.] [OF. cobler, copler, to join or knit together, couple, F. coupler, L. copulare to couple, join. Cf. {Couple}, n. & v. t.] 1. To make or mend coarsely; to patch; to botch; as, to cobble shoes. --Shak. ``A cobbled saddle.'' --Thackeray. [1913 Webster]

2. To make clumsily. ``Cobbled rhymes.'' --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

3. To pave with cobblestones. [1913 Webster]

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