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A cobblestone-covered street
A cobblestone-covered street

Cobblestones are stones used in the pavement of early streets. Smooth stones were usually taken from riverbeds and cobbled (roughly assembled) together with mortar. While this removed the mud and dust from dirt roads, it was also quite loud with carriage wheels and horse hooves. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (770x606, 58 KB)(taken by me) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (770x606, 58 KB)(taken by me) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Sedimentary, volcanic, plutonic, metamorphic rock types of North America. ... This article is about the American English usage of pavement as the durable surfacing of roads and walkways. ... A street in Ynysybwl, Wales, typical of a small town A street is a public parcel of land adjoining buildings in an urban context, on which people may freely assemble, interact, and move about. ... The Murray River in Australia. ... Mortar holding bricks. ... In computer gaming, a MUD (multi-user dungeon, dimension, or sometimes domain) is a multi-player computer game that combines elements of role-playing games, hack and slash style computer games, and social instant messaging chat rooms. ... For the fictional fundamental particle in Philip Pullmans His Dark Materials, see Dust (His Dark Materials). ... In English, dirt can refer to several things: Soil on the ground. ... A typical rural county road in Indiana, USA, where traffic drives on the right. ... See Loudness. ... Tourists in a vis-a-vis, Prague The classic definition of a carriage is a four-wheeled horse-drawn private passenger vehicle with leaf springs (elliptical springs in the 19th century) or leather strapping for suspension, whether light, smart and fast or large and comfortable. ... A driving wheel on a steam locomotive. ... Binomial name Equus caballus Linnaeus, 1758 The Horse (Equus caballus) is a sizeable ungulate mammal, one of the seven modern species of the genus Equus. ... A claw is a curved pointed growth found at the end of a toe or finger, or in arthropods, of the tarsus. ...

Typical Portuguese patterned cobblestone paving in Santarém, Portugal.
Typical Portuguese patterned cobblestone paving in Santarém, Portugal.

Cobblestoned streets gradually gave way to macadam roads, and later to tarmac surfaces in the 19th century with the last holdouts finally being covered by asphalt at the beginning of the 20th century. However, cobblestones are often retained in historic areas, even for streets with vehicular traffic. Download high resolution version (768x1024, 141 KB)Carfree area of Santarém, Portugal (E. Rauch) File links The following pages link to this file: Tile Santarém, Portugal Permeable paving Cobblestone Categories: GFDL images ... Download high resolution version (768x1024, 141 KB)Carfree area of Santarém, Portugal (E. Rauch) File links The following pages link to this file: Tile Santarém, Portugal Permeable paving Cobblestone Categories: GFDL images ... Coat of Arms Santarém is a municipality in Portugal with a total area of 560. ... Macadam is a type of road construction pioneered by John Loudon McAdam in the early 1800s. ... Tarmac, short for tar-penetration macadam, is a type of highway pavement no longer commonly used. ... Asphalt is a type of bitumen, a highly viscous liquid that occurs naturally in most crude petroleums. ...


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Cobblestone - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (496 words)
Cobblestones are stones used in the pavement of early streets.
A disadvantage is that when compared with modern surfaces, cobble­stone paving is quite loud with carriage wheels, horse hooves and modern automobiles.
Cobblestones set in sand have the environmental advantage of being permeable paving, and of flexing (rather than cracking) with movements in the ground.
Cobblestone Walking Mat at AllegroMedical.com (474 words)
Cobblestone walking is an ancient health enhancing practice that has been known in China for thousands of years.
These cobblestone walkways or reflexology parks exist all over China and are utilized by young and old for their health and meditative benefits.
While the largest cobblestone walkway is in Jakarta, Indonesia, cobblestone walking parks are also found in Switzerland, Austria, Germany and the United States.
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