- rubbing alcohol,
- rubbish bin,
Origin of rubble
Examples from the Web for rubble
Pages from the Quran fluttered in the air before landing gently on the rubble.The Dangerous Drug-Funded Secret War Between Iran and Pakistan|Umar Farooq|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And there are a few nice things buried beneath the rubble that I could use in my apartment.
If we enter with hammer in hand, we may leave with merely dust and rubble on our faces.
Within 10 seconds, his target vanishes in a muted cloud of smoke and rubble 7,000 miles away.Ethan Hawke's 'Good Kill': A Searing Indictment of America's Drone Warfare Obsession|Marlow Stern|September 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They broke off into groups of a dozen and got to work collecting bricks and salvageable materials from the rubble.
Into it he dropped the ring, covering it again with all the leafy "rubble and wreck" of the wood.The Coryston Family|Mrs. Humphry Ward
The lower part of the mound was built of large blocks of limestone and rubble, held loosely together with friable mortar.The Maya Indians of Southern Yucatan and Northern British Honduras|Thomas William Francis Gann
Rubble masonry packing and grout ejected through pipes built into the arch were used to fill the voids above the roof.Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Vol. LXVIII, Sept. 1910|James H. Brace and Francis Mason
Our tools and texts were gone, buried in the rubble with the bodies of fine young men.This Crowded Earth|Robert Bloch
At first there was nothing to be seen but a lot of dust and rubble, so I lit a bit of candle and cleared this away.The Lost Continent|C. J. Cutcliffe Hyne
Word Origin for rubble
"rough, irregular stones broken from larger masses," late 14c., robeyl, from Anglo-French *robel "bits of broken stone," probably related to rubbish [OED], but also possibly from Old French robe (see rob).