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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Rubble  \Rub"ble\,  n.  [From  an  assumed  Old  French  dim.  of  robe 
  See  {Rubbish}.] 
  1.  Water-worn  or  rough  broken  stones;  broken  bricks,  etc., 
  used  in  coarse  masonry,  or  to  fill  up  between  the  facing 
  courses  of  walls. 
  Inside  [the  wall]  there  was  rubble  or  mortar. 
  2.  Rough  stone  as  it  comes  from  the  quarry;  also  a 
  quarryman's  term  for  the  upper  fragmentary  and  decomposed 
  portion  of  a  mass  of  stone;  brash.  --Brande  &  C. 
  3.  (Geol.)  A  mass  or  stratum  of  fragments  or  rock  lying  under 
  the  alluvium,  and  derived  from  the  neighboring  rock. 
  4.  pl  The  whole  of  the  bran  of  wheat  before  it  is  sorted 
  into  pollard,  bran,  etc  [Prov.  Eng.]  --Simmonds. 
  {Coursed  rubble},  rubble  masonry  in  which  courses  are  formed 
  by  leveling  off  the  work  at  certain  heights. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  the  remains  of  something  that  has  been  destroyed  or  broken 
  up  [syn:  {debris},  {dust},  {junk},  {detritus}] 

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