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cobble (something) up

To assemble or complete something quickly and/or sloppily. The incoherent argument in your paper tells me that you cobbled it up in study hall. Look at that rickety bike—it looks like he just cobbled it up with old junk from his basement.
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cobble something up

 and cobble something together
to make something or put something together hastily or carelessly. Who cobbled this thing up? Take it apart and start over. The kids cobbled up their model planes badly. It looks like you cobbled together that report just last night.
See also: cobble, up
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Tooling for cobbles is different from those designed for dirt conditions in several ways.
It was a stressful stage and sketchy on the cobbles, and I know we'll all be sleeping a lot better after finishing that stage.
Remove from Store and relay cobbles header course, 150mm type 1, 50mm ST1 concrete mix bed - 30m2
He says the council hopes to provide improved access to the war memorial and town hall and is con-fined to one particular area of the High Street, where the cobbles are in a poor state and need regular replacement due to extensive damage caused by high levels of traffic.
In order to refer to these in a more appropriate and relevant way it is proposed that these assemblages of stone tools are described using the generic and collective term 'cobble stone mining tools', a term which more accurately reflects their origin as waterworn cobbles (or sometimes rounded weathered lumps of rock) selected for a range of interchangeable mining tool tasks.
A Corrie fan has got in touch with a conservation group who are inspecting the cobbles to see if they qualify to be preserved as a place of historic interest.
Horse yards are also interested, along with farriers - wooden cobbles are less slippy and much quieter than stone setts, and much kinder on horses' hooves.
Vegetation was identified by type (forbs, grasses, shrubs) and substrate was identified by categories: (1) boulders (>25 cm), (2) cobbles (6-25 cm), (3) pebbles (0.
LOT OF BOTTLE: the fleet lined up at Midland Counties Dairies' FLY PAST: Birmingham's inner ring road has replaced Corporation Street's cobbles
The cobbles of Paris-Roubaix were last used for a stage of Le Tour in 1985 and Nazon conceded it could have been a lot worse for him.
Of course, you can also use common gray gravel, as well as any of the stones or cobbles mentioned above, for your river or stream bed.
But then some bright spark decided it would be nice and quaint to cobble the area - several centuries after cobbles went out of fashion.
I suppose, over cobbles quarried from the mountains.
Now Mark Wilson, a paleontologist at the College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio, reports in the May 3 SCIENCE on fossil evidence from cobbles (small, flat stones) encrusted with marine invertebrates that lived 450 million years ago.
Some people have complained there's a stage with serious cobbles in the Tour, but this is France and these are real roads they are racing on.