Coursed rubble
Rubble Rub"ble, n. [From an assumed Old French dim. of robe See {Rubbish}.] 1. Water-worn or rough broken stones; broken bricks, etc., used in coarse masonry, or to fill up between the facing courses of walls. [1913 Webster]

Inside [the wall] there was rubble or mortar. --Jowett (Thucyd.). [1913 Webster]

2. Rough stone as it comes from the quarry; also, a quarryman's term for the upper fragmentary and decomposed portion of a mass of stone; brash. --Brande & C. [1913 Webster]

3. (Geol.) A mass or stratum of fragments or rock lying under the alluvium, and derived from the neighboring rock. --Lyell. [1913 Webster]

4. pl. The whole of the bran of wheat before it is sorted into pollard, bran, etc. [Prov. Eng.] --Simmonds. [1913 Webster]

{Coursed rubble}, rubble masonry in which courses are formed by leveling off the work at certain heights. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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