Cobbling
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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • cobbling — cob·ble || kÉ’bl n. naturally rounded stone (especially such a stone used in paving a street); unprofessional or shabby work v. pave with cobblestones (smooth rounded stones); repair shoes …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cobbling — noun the shoemaker s trade • Syn: ↑shoemaking, ↑shoe repairing • Derivationally related forms: ↑cobble • Hypernyms: ↑trade, ↑craft …   Useful english dictionary

  • cobbling-stone — see cobling stone …   Useful english dictionary

  • cobble — cobble1 /kob euhl/, v.t. cobbled, cobbling. 1. to mend (shoes, boots, etc.); patch. 2. to put together roughly or clumsily. [1490 1500; appar. back formation from COBBLER] cobble2 /kob euhl/, n., v., cobbled, cobbling. n. 1. a cobblestone …   Universalium

  • cobble — cobble1 [käb′əl] vt. cobbled, cobbling [ME < cobelere, cobbler] 1. to mend or patch (shoes, etc.) 2. to make or compose hastily or clumsily; improvise: often with up cobble2 [käb′əl] n. [prob. < COB] …   English World dictionary

  • shoe repairing — noun the shoemaker s trade (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑shoemaking, ↑cobbling • Derivationally related forms: ↑cobble (for: ↑cobbling) • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • shoemaking — noun the shoemaker s trade • Syn: ↑shoe repairing, ↑cobbling • Derivationally related forms: ↑cobble (for: ↑cobbling) • Hypernyms: ↑trade, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • CRAFTS — In the Bible Genesis 4:2, 17, 20–22 describes Cain and four of his descendants as the first to engage in crafts. Cain worked the land, Enoch engaged in building, Jubal, in music, Jabal (like Abel) was a shepherd, and Tubal Cain worked with metals …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cobbled — 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; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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