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1A person who mends shoes as a job.
- ‘Born to a family of shoemakers, he received little formal education and, on the death of his mother, was apprenticed to another cobbler when he was just ten years old.’
- ‘I'm fortunate in having a decent cobbler nearby, so I can get boots reheeled until the uppers collapse.’
- ‘I passed the cobbler and the tailor's shop, then turned the corner.’
- ‘There are no more cobblers who make shoes (well, there are some who cater to highly specialized foot issues).’
- ‘A cobbler may make shoes, and then sell them to acquire the money to buy food and clothes.’
- ‘The old cobbler who had been mending shoes in the doorway of a building was unexpectedly replaced by a stranger.’
- ‘I even stopped in the cobblers to say hello to the shoemaker's wife, and promised to buy my next pair of shoes from them.’
- ‘We had the candles, hatters, cobblers and bakers representing the strong trades in Rathkeale in the 19th century.’
- ‘You should consider a wider pair of shoes or have a cobbler stretch yours.’
- ‘Nothing is more important to a cobbler or shoe designer.’
- ‘I'm giving the impression I'm like the cobbler with the shoe-making elves.’
- ‘This is a triumphant return to the screen for him after his five-year break, partly spent pursuing the craft of the shoemakers - cobblers, in fact.’
- ‘Each small community would have had its local cobbler who produced shoes to fit each individual customer uniquely.’
- ‘She only knew that the pointed shoes the cobbler made for everyone else hurt her feet.’
- ‘In the quiet twilight, the cobbler slowly set down his tools, laying the wooden shoe at the foot of his stool and rising slowly.’
- ‘He'd go to a cobbler and say ‘I want my shoes just so’ and that's how they got their gear.’
- ‘He also worked as a master cobbler, mending shoes.’
- ‘Everyone shared what they had with others, doctors treated neighbourhood children free of charge, cobblers repaired boots free of charge and so on.’
- ‘Given that he is a competent cobbler with a market for his products, it would be foolish of him to turn his hand to another trade.’
- ‘Every house had a last for putting tips on heels and patches on soles but they were brought to the cobbler when new soles were needed.’
2An iced drink made with wine or sherry, sugar, and lemon.
3North American A dessert consisting of fruit baked in a deep dish with a thick, cake-like crust on top.
- ‘They bring steaming trays of potato kugel and berry cobbler, bottles of grape juice and sweet wine.’
- ‘The bushes produce enough berries for a cobbler or a crumble, but not enough for jam.’
- ‘We eat our chicken and kugel, and then we serve the raspberry cobbler for dessert.’
- ‘They came up with a menu, and put together a meal to serve the class: biscuits and gravy, peach cobbler, and plantation punch.’
- ‘There is a freshly baked berry cobbler sitting by the stove.’
- ‘I'll have a piece of berry cobbler when you can get around to it.’
- ‘This doesn't mean that I give friends or strangers the right to lecture me about how much sugar or fat is in the piece of peach cobbler I'm eating.’
- ‘The plate contained a large slice of peach cobbler, with the juicy slices of golden peaches oozing from beneath a golden brown crust.’
- ‘The food is often some concoction of lamb, frequently accompanied by rice, sweet potatoes, warm bread, and finished with a desert such as plumb cobbler with cream.’
- ‘How about some of that blackberry cobbler, Miss Birdie?’
- ‘Be sure to try one of her sliced lemon cakes, her over-the-top peach cobbler or her wonderfully restrained sweet potato pie.’
- ‘A delicious dinner of ham, fried potatoes, hot corn bread, fresh butter, wild bee honey, and huckleberry cobbler is served.’
- ‘This just feels like when I eat my grandmother's peach cobbler.’
- ‘A faint scent curiously similar to blackberry cobbler wafted on a warm draft from the beaker.’
- ‘For dessert I had the only thing I hadn't had - the apple cherry cobbler a la mode.’
- ‘When you arrive, be sure to introduce yourself to this unique part of Texas with a local favorite: black cherry cobbler à la mode.’
- ‘Whence our merriment came to a full and complete stop, we settled down around a freshly baked apple cobbler.’
- ‘A steaming, fresh-from-the-oven blackberry cobbler served with dairy cream was for dessert.’
- ‘For dessert, we ordered a peach and huckleberry cobbler with vanilla gelato and four spoons.’
- ‘The cobblers I usually make have crumby toppings; this one would turn out biscuity.’
let the cobbler stick to his last
proverb People should only concern themselves with things they know something about.
- ‘My advise to the company: let the cobbler stick to his last.’
Middle English: of unknown origin.
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