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Gravel

Gravel

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. (acts xxvii. 41 (rhemish version)) 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. (Camden)

3. To check or stop; to embarrass; to perplex. When you were graveled for lack of matter. (Shak) The physician was so graveled and amazed withal, that he had not a word more to say. (Sir t. North)

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

Origin: Graveled or Gravelled; Graveling or gravelling.

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

2. (Science: medicine) 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.

Origin: 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. Gravan stone.


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