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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

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

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

There's something Zen-like about the way I work - it's like raking gravel in a Zen Buddhist garden.
Chuck Close

If kids like a picture book, they're going to read it at least 50 times, and their parents are going to have to read it with them. Read anything that often, and even minor imperfections start to feel like gravel in the bed.
Mark Haddon

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