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Definition of Gravel


  1. Small stones, or fragments of stone; very small pebbles, often intermixed with particles of sand.
  2. A deposit of small calculous concretions in the kidneys and the urinary or gall bladder; also, the disease of which they are a symptom.
  3. To cover with gravel; as, to gravel a walk.
  4. To run (as a ship) upon the gravel or beach; to run aground; to cause to stick fast in gravel or sand.
  5. To check or stop; to embarrass; to perplex.
  6. To hurt or lame (a horse) by gravel lodged between the shoe and foot.

Gravel Quotations

In diving to the bottom of pleasure we bring up more gravel than pearls.
Honore de Balzac

The four building blocks of the universe are fire, water, gravel and vinyl.
Dave Barry

But I was also doing odd jobs around Portland, like spreading gravel and transplanting bamboo trees.
Elliott Smith

It gives a fellow an awful shiver to hear the first shovelful of dirt and gravel rattle down upon the coffin; but after it is covered, it falls gently and makes no sound. The feeling of rest is perfect. There's no more nagging, no more pain!
William Morris Hunt

The picture of Mother Teresa that I remember from my childhood is of a short, sari-wearing woman scurrying down a red gravel path between manicured lawns. She would have in tow one or two slower-footed, sari-clad young Indian nuns. We thought her a freak. Probably we'd picked up on unvoiced opinions of our Loreto nuns.
Bharati Mukherjee
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Gravel Translations

gravel in Dutch is gruis, gravel, steengruis, grind
gravel in Finnish is sora
gravel in French is gravier
gravel in German is Kies
gravel in Italian is ghiaia
gravel in Norwegian is grus
gravel in Portuguese is cascalho
gravel in Spanish is arena gruesa, balasto
gravel in Swedish is grus
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