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Pebble vs. Gravel

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Pebblenoun

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

Gravelnoun

(uncountable) Small fragments of rock, used for laying on the beds of roads and railways, and as ballast.

Pebblenoun

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

Gravelnoun

A type or grade of small rocks, differentiated by mineral type, size range, or other characteristics.

Pebblenoun

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

Gravelnoun

A particle from 2 to 64 mm in diameter, following the Wentworth scale

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Pebblenoun

Transparent and colourless rock crystal.

‘Brazilian pebble’;

Gravelnoun

Kidney stones; a deposit of small calculous concretions in the kidneys and the urinary or gall bladder; also, the disease of which they are a symptom.

Pebblenoun

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

Gravelverb

(transitive) To apply a layer of gravel to the surface of a road, etc.

Pebbleverb

(transitive) To pave with pebbles.

Gravelverb

To puzzle or annoy

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Pebbleverb

To deposit water droplets on the ice.

‘to pebble the ice between games’;

Gravelverb

To run (as a ship) upon the gravel or beach; to run aground; to cause to stick fast in gravel or sand.

Pebbleverb

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

Gravelverb

To check or stop; to embarrass; to perplex.

Pebbleverb

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

Gravelverb

To hurt or lame (a horse) by gravel lodged between the shoe and foot.

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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.’;

Gravelnoun

Small stones, or fragments of stone; very small pebbles, often intermixed with particles of sand.

Pebblenoun

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

Gravelnoun

A deposit of small calculous concretions in the kidneys and the urinary or gall bladder; also, the disease of which they are a symptom.

Pebbleverb

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

Gravelverb

To cover with gravel; as, to gravel a walk.

Pebblenoun

a small smooth rounded rock

Gravelverb

To run (as a ship) upon the gravel or beach; to run aground; to cause to stick fast in gravel or sand.

‘When we were fallen into a place between two seas, they graveled the ship.’; ‘Willam the Conqueror . . . chanced as his arrival to be graveled; and one of his feet stuck so fast in the sand that he fell to the ground.’;

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).

Gravelverb

To check or stop; to embarrass; to perplex.

‘When you were graveled for lack of matter.’; ‘The physician was so graveled and amazed withal, that he had not a word more to say.’;

Gravelverb

To hurt or lame (a horse) by gravel lodged between the shoe and foot.

Gravelnoun

rock fragments and pebbles

Gravelverb

cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations;

‘Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me’; ‘It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves’;

Gravelverb

cover with gravel;

‘We gravelled the driveway’;

Gravelverb

be a mystery or bewildering to;

‘This beats me!’; ‘Got me--I don't know the answer!’; ‘a vexing problem’; ‘This question really stuck me’;

Graveladjective

unpleasantly harsh or grating in sound;

‘a gravelly voice’;

Gravel

Gravel is a loose aggregation of rock fragments. Gravel is classified by particle size range and includes size classes from granule- to boulder-sized fragments.

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