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Pebble vs. Cobble

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Pebblenoun

A small stone, especially one rounded by the action of water.

Cobblenoun

A cobblestone.

Pebblenoun

(geology) A particle from 4 to 64 mm in diameter, following the Wentworth scale.

Cobblenoun

(geology) A particle from 64 to 256 mm in diameter, following the Wentworth scale.

Pebblenoun

(curling) A small droplet of water intentionally sprayed on the ice that cause irregularities on the surface.

Cobblenoun

(a kind of fishing-boat).

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Pebblenoun

Transparent and colourless rock crystal.

‘Brazilian pebble’;

Cobblenoun

(manufacturing) A piece of steel that becomes malformed during its manufacture or rolling.

Pebblenoun

A form of slow-burning gunpowder in large cubical grains.

Cobbleverb

(intransitive) To make shoes (what a cobbler does).

Pebbleverb

(transitive) To pave with pebbles.

Cobbleverb

(transitive) To assemble in an improvised way.

‘I cobbled something together to get us through till morning.’;

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Pebbleverb

To deposit water droplets on the ice.

‘to pebble the ice between games’;

Cobbleverb

To use cobblestones to pave a road, walkway, etc.

Pebbleverb

(transitive) To give (leather) a rough appearance with small rounded prominences.

Cobblenoun

A fishing boat. See Coble.

Pebbleverb

To place a pebble at (a vertex of a graph) according to certain rules; see pebble game.

Cobblenoun

A cobblestone.

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Pebblenoun

A small roundish piece of stone; especially, a stone worn and rounded by the action of water; a pebblestone.

‘As children gathering pebbles on the shore.’;

Cobblenoun

Cob coal. See under Cob.

Pebblenoun

Transparent and colorless rock crystal; as, Brazilian pebble; - so called by opticians.

Cobbleverb

To make or mend coarsely; to patch; to botch; as, to cobble shoes.

Pebbleverb

To grain (leather) so as to produce a surface covered with small rounded prominences.

Cobbleverb

To make clumsily.

Pebblenoun

a small smooth rounded rock

Cobbleverb

To pave with cobblestones.

Pebble

A pebble is a clast of rock with a particle size of 4–64 mm (0.16–2.52 in) based on the Udden-Wentworth scale of sedimentology. Pebbles are generally considered larger than granules (2–4 mm (0.079–0.157 in) in diameter) and smaller than cobbles (64–256 mm (2.5–10.1 in) in diameter).

Cobblenoun

rectangular paving stone with curved top; once used to make roads

Cobbleverb

pave with cobblestones

Cobbleverb

repair or mend;

‘cobble shoes’;

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