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Marble vs. Pebble

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Marblenoun

A rock of crystalline limestone.

Pebblenoun

A small stone, especially one rounded by the action of water.

Marblenoun

A small spherical ball of rock, glass, ceramic or metal used in games and races.

Pebblenoun

(geology) A particle from 4 to 64 mm in diameter, following the Wentworth scale.

Marblenoun

An artwork made from marble.

‘The Elgin Marbles were originally part of the temple of the Parthenon.’;

Pebblenoun

(curling) A small droplet of water intentionally sprayed on the ice that cause irregularities on the surface.

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Marbleverb

(transitive) To cause (something to have) the streaked or swirled appearance of certain types of marble, for example by mixing viscous ingredients incompletely, or by applying paint or other colorants unevenly.

Pebblenoun

Transparent and colourless rock crystal.

‘Brazilian pebble’;

Marbleverb

(intransitive) To get or have the streaked or swirled appearance of certain types of marble, for example due to the incomplete mixing of viscous ingredients, or the uneven application of paint or other colorants.

Pebblenoun

A form of slow-burning gunpowder in large cubical grains.

Marbleverb

(transitive) To cause meat, usually beef, pork, or lamb, to be interlaced with fat so that its appearance resembles that of marble.

Pebbleverb

(transitive) To pave with pebbles.

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Marbleverb

To become interlaced with fat; (of fat) to interlace through meat.

Pebbleverb

To deposit water droplets on the ice.

‘to pebble the ice between games’;

Marbleverb

To lace or be laced throughout.

Pebbleverb

(transitive) To give (leather) a rough appearance with small rounded prominences.

Marbleadjective

Made of, or resembling, marble.

‘a marble mantel’; ‘marble paper’;

Pebbleverb

To place a pebble at (a vertex of a graph) according to certain rules; see pebble game.

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Marbleadjective

(figurative) Cold; hard; unfeeling.

‘a marble heart’;

Pebblenoun

A small roundish piece of stone; especially, a stone worn and rounded by the action of water; a pebblestone.

‘As children gathering pebbles on the shore.’;

Marblenoun

A massive, compact limestone; a variety of calcite, capable of being polished and used for architectural and ornamental purposes. The color varies from white to black, being sometimes yellow, red, and green, and frequently beautifully veined or clouded. The name is also given to other rocks of like use and appearance, as serpentine or verd antique marble, and less properly to polished porphyry, granite, etc.

Pebblenoun

Transparent and colorless rock crystal; as, Brazilian pebble; - so called by opticians.

Marblenoun

A thing made of, or resembling, marble, as a work of art, or record, in marble; or, in the plural, a collection of such works; as, the Arundel or Arundelian marbles; the Elgin marbles.

Pebbleverb

To grain (leather) so as to produce a surface covered with small rounded prominences.

Marblenoun

A little ball of glass, marble, porcelain, or of some other hard substance, used as a plaything by children; or, in the plural, a child's game played with marbles.

Pebblenoun

a small smooth rounded rock

Marbleadjective

Made of, or resembling, marble; as, a marble mantel; marble paper.

Pebble

A pebble is a clast of rock with a particle size of 4–64 mm (0.16–2.52 in) based on the Udden-Wentworth scale of sedimentology. Pebbles are generally considered larger than granules (2–4 mm (0.079–0.157 in) in diameter) and smaller than cobbles (64–256 mm (2.5–10.1 in) in diameter).

Marbleadjective

Cold; hard; unfeeling; as, a marble breast or heart.

Marbleverb

To stain or vein like marble; to variegate in color; as, to marble the edges of a book, or the surface of paper.

Marblenoun

a hard crystalline metamorphic rock that takes a high polish; used for sculpture and as building material

Marblenoun

a small ball of glass that is used in various games

Marblenoun

a sculpture carved from marble

Marbleverb

paint or stain like marble;

‘marble paper’;

Marble

Marble is a metamorphic rock composed of recrystallized carbonate minerals, most commonly calcite or dolomite. Marble is typically not foliated, although there are exceptions.

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