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- In total there are 148 square metres of accommodation, while outside, the back garden is laid in patio and cobble.
- Although his clothes were clean and cared-for, they were also clearly second-hand and shabby, and his long feet were bare on the cobbles of the street.
- The drunkard still lay unconscious on the cobbles.
- ‘You came,’ she said as her friend pulled her suitcases out onto the cobbles.
- Stepping out onto the cobbles in front of the steps, the men found themselves at the center of a loose circle of guardsman.
- If a traveler had been passing through, they would not have noticed that the cobbles in the square were uneven and had long since been denied attention.
- I complete it by slowly walking down the steps on the other side of the bridge, and turn on the polished cobbles of the old street.
- The cobbles were cool on my feet - I had not even put on sandals for fear of being heard creeping across the marble floor of my home.
- The white cobbles burnt the soles of her feet even through her tough slippers.
- In the middle of the roadway beneath the window, the Vizier's ivory rose lay pristine on the muddy cobbles.
- Pulling herself painfully up, she wobbled shakily on the cobbles, catching the icy metal of the lamp-post next to her to steady herself.
- His head pounded with each pace and his mouth felt dry and rough, like the dusty cobbles of the street.
- The streets shifted with no apparent rhyme or reason from flagstone to cobbles to brick and back again.
- The noise of his feet on the cobbles woke the dogs of the town, who barked as if they meant to break their chains.
- Among the items found were pieces of 12th century pottery, 12th or 14th century cobble and part of a hearth.
- Their claws clicked on the cobbles as they approached the corner.
- Running her hand down along the side, she crouched in the shadows and reached to the bottom, where the stair met the well-worn cobbles.
- The window in the study shattered as a piece of cobble flew into to it.
- I collapse the antenna and walk back along the cobbles, thinking again of the man who overwintered in this area.
- I drag myself over the grey cobbles to the door, my heart in my ears, my feet stumbling, the grey weather scowling at me.
- Modern economies rely on the division of labor, such that one needn't bake bread, smith tools and cobble shoes in a day's work.
2cobbled past participle(street) adoquinado
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