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Definition of Pebble


  1. A small roundish stone or bowlder; especially, a stone worn and rounded by the action of water; a pebblestone.
  2. Transparent and colorless rock crystal; as, Brazilian pebble; -- so called by opticians.
  3. To grain (leather) so as to produce a surface covered with small rounded prominences.

Pebble Quotations

I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.
Isaac Newton

Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without.

It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe.
Muhammad Ali

Everything we do, even the slightest thing we do, can have a ripple effect and repercussions that emanate. If you throw a pebble into the water on one side of the ocean, it can create a tidal wave on the other side.
Victor Webster

A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs. It's jolted by every pebble on the road.
Henry Ward Beecher
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Pebble Translations

pebble in French is galet
pebble in German is Kieselstein
pebble in Latin is calculus
pebble in Spanish is guijo, guijarro
pebble in Swedish is sten, kiselsten
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