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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gravel  \Grav"el\,  n.  [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.  gr[=a]van  stone.] 
  1.  Small  stones,  or  fragments  of  stone;  very  small  pebbles, 
  often  intermixed  with  particles  of  sand. 
 
  2.  (Med.)  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gravel  \Grav"el\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Graveled}or  {Gravelled}; 
  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Graveling}  or  {Gravelling}.] 
  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.  [Colloq.] 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  gravel 
  adj  1:  made  of  packed  earth  or  gravel;  "a  dirt  road"  [syn:  {dirt}, 
  {graveled}] 
  2:  unpleasantly  harsh  or  grating  in  sound;  "a  gravelly  voice" 
  [syn:  {grating},  {gravelly},  {rasping},  {raspy},  {rough}] 
  n  :  rock  fragments  and  pebbles  [syn:  {crushed  rock}] 
  v  1:  cause  annoyance  in  disturb,  esp.  by  minor  irritations: 
  "Mosquitoes  buzzing  in  my  ear  really  bothers  me";  "It 
  irritates  me  that  she  never  closes  the  door  after  she 
  leaves"  [syn:  {annoy},  {rag},  {get  to},  {bother},  {get 
  at},  {irritate},  {rile},  {nark},  {nettle},  {vex},  {devil}] 
  2:  cover  with  gravel,  as  of  a  road 
  3:  be  a  mystery  or  bewildering  to:  "This  beats  me!"  "Got  me--I 
  don't  know  the  answer!"  [syn:  {perplex},  {get},  {puzzle}, 
  {mystify},  {baffle},  {beat},  {bewilder},  {flummox},  {stupefy}, 
  {stupify},  {nonplus},  {amaze},  {dumbfound},  {trounce}] 




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