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Definition of Rubble

Rubble

  1. Water-worn or rough broken stones; broken bricks, etc., used in coarse masonry, or to fill up between the facing courses of walls.
  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.
  3. A mass or stratum of fragments or rock lying under the alluvium, and derived from the neighboring rock.
  4. The whole of the bran of wheat before it is sorted into pollard, bran, etc.

Rubble Quotations

If you go on with this nuclear arms race, all you are going to do is make the rubble bounce.
Winston Churchill

The clock of communism has stopped striking. But its concrete building has not yet come crashing down. For that reason, instead of freeing ourselves, we must try to save ourselves from being crushed by its rubble.
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

All creatures tread across the rubble of ruined civilizations. The trick is to keep moving. No animal ever goes about dispensing shallow compassion.
Rita Mae Brown

As we all know, many people remain buried under tons of rubble and debris, waiting to be rescued. When we think of their suffering, we feel deeply and profoundly that we should be there, in Haiti, with them, trying our best to prevent death.
Jean-Bertrand Aristide

Some of the greatest survivors have been women. Look at the courage so many women have shown after surviving earthquakes in the rubble for days on end.
Bear Grylls
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Rubble Translations

rubble in Dutch is rommel, puin, afval, prullaria
rubble in French is ordures, brocaille, moellon
rubble in German is Bruchstein
rubble in Norwegian is steinsprut
rubble in Spanish is cascote

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