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1. A small roundish stone or bowlder; especially, a stone worn and rounded by the action of water; a pebblestone. The pebbles on the hungry beach. As children gathering pebbles on the shore. (milton)

2. Transparent and colourless rock crystal; as, Brazilian pebble; so called by opticians. Pebble powder, slow-burning gunpowder, in large cubical grains. Scotch pebble, varieties of quartz, as agate, chalcedony, etc, obtained from cavities in amygdaloid.

Origin: AS. Papolstan; cf. L. Papula pimple, mote. See Stone.

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Re: Theories - Origin of Life

... is in the house. He has no way of communicating with the householder as he is a deaf mute. He notices that the front yard is laid with loose pebbles. He goes into the yard and arranges some of the pebbles of a particular colour to read. “Roof on fire Get out” The householder reads the pebbles ...

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by scottie
Fri May 20, 2011 8:09 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
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What is life? (Seeking a physical signature for life)

... we're used to the usage of 'content locatives' to describe physical entities present inside containers e.g. - I poured water into the pit; I found pebbles in the bag etc. So, being used to such statements, when we use or get introduced to a statement where a concept is described using a 'content ...

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by ragav.payne
Sun Feb 03, 2008 3:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is life? (Seeking a physical signature for life)
Replies: 9
Views: 8649


... dries them so they start acting like regular boo-boos (for lack of a better word) and then the blistex peels off the hard scab and tons of little pebbles under the scab and then heals the skin underneath. This happens so fast it will knock your socks off. If you have bumps under the skin without ...

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Fri Apr 21, 2006 4:11 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
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Origin of life

... Non-origin topics do not run the risk of involving something unnatural. For instance gravity happens, electrons orbit the nucleus, and waves sort pebbles. There is no need for a "creator" as creationism's creator, evolution's breeder, and I.D.'s intelligences all demand. Evolution cant ...

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by biotchr
Tue Feb 07, 2006 8:56 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Origin of life
Replies: 236
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