gravel

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[gravĀ·el]

Gravel is very small, irregular pieces of rock and stone. Your gravel driveway might crunch under your boots as you walk to the mailbox.

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

Noun
rock fragments and pebbles

Verb
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"

Verb
cover with gravel; "We gravelled the driveway"

Verb
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"

Adjective S.
unpleasantly harsh or grating in sound; "a gravelly voice"

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

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

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

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

v. t.
To check or stop; to embarrass; to perplex.

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


Gravel

Grav"el , n. [OF. gravele, akin to F. gr?ve a sandy shore, strand; of Celtic origin; cf. Armor. grouan gravel, W. gro coarse gravel, pebbles, and Skr. gr&amac;van stone.] 1. Small stones, or fragments of stone; very small pebbles, often intermixed with particles of sand. 2. (Med.) A deposit of small calculous concretions in the kidneys and the urinary or gall bladder; also, the disease of which they are a symptom. Gravel powder, a coarse gunpowder; pebble powder.

Gravel

Grav"el, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Graveled or Gravelled; p. pr. & vb. n. Graveling or Gravelling.] 1. To cover with gravel; as, to gravel a walk. 2. 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.
3. To check or stop; to embarrass; to perplex. [Colloq.]
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.
4. To hurt or lame (a horse) by gravel lodged between the shoe and foot.

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

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

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