One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A small, round stone of a kind formerly used to cover road surfaces.
- ‘In the yellow light the cobblestones gleam and the air is damp and yeasty.’
- ‘The women navigate cobblestones and broken pavements on stilettos without breaking stride.’
- ‘Children played soccer on the cobblestones and roaming dogs barked at our rickshaw and ran after it.’
- ‘They are set in an open plaza of cobblestones and pine trees.’
- ‘He never complained, except when he occasionally slipped on muddy cobblestones.’
- ‘The market square is surrounded by an ancient collar of cobblestones.’
- ‘Nevertheless, before I knew what I was doing, I was scrambling down the ladder and running over the cobblestones of the road.’
- ‘Below the little cobblestones were as rounded as new loaves of bread.’
- ‘She recalls market vendors rattling carts along the cobblestones beneath her window, en route to the Campo de Fiori market.’
- ‘No one knows exactly which streets still have cobblestones beneath the asphalt.’
- ‘The going was tough indeed, I slammed on the anchors, skidded on the cobblestones and nearly went into the back of a horse box.’
- ‘One police officer sustained a blow to the head from a large cobblestone.’
- ‘Angry householders have claimed the historic look of their community is being ruined by the removal of cobblestones.’
- ‘It was all cobblestones and houses up on high with slate shingles and ivy crawling all over the place.’
- ‘It's the place to go if you like your cityscape to be a mix of Colonial-era cobblestones and even older trees.’
- ‘We used to walk together kicking the cobblestones in the shanty town.’
- ‘It's either twilight or pre-dawn, with cobblestones and architecture hinting at a European setting.’
- ‘The walls shone with rainwater trailing through the grime and the ground was thick with mud between the uneven cobblestones.’
- ‘The pounding of boots on cobblestones grew fainter and fainter.’
- ‘Hundreds of feet clopped against the cobblestones of the road, adding the gentle clip-clop to the swelling voices.’
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