Signs for COBBLESTONE

Definition: (plural form) small, naturally rounded stones (larger than a pebble but smaller than a boulder) formerly used for making walls or outer house surface.

Definition (plural): small, naturally rounded stones formerly used for making streets or covering road surfaces.

Related signs: STONE.

Deaf Culture and tidbits

Deaf Culture

There were several ways Deaf people used to wake up in early mornings in the old days without hearing any sound alarm. Deaf people were pretty inventive and creative. One of the techniques was as follows:

"The public bus was our clock alarm. In a Polish village, Ratowice, in the 1970s, the first public bus usually passed by our house regularly at a specific time every early morning at around 5am. The city bus' wheels made enough rumbling vibration on the cobbled street at the same time its headlights flashed through the window that woke us up for work." -- Zofia Lapiak.

More on the Deaf technology from doorbells to alarms.

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