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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Pebble  \Peb"ble\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Pebbled};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  To  grain  (leather)  so  as  to  produce  a  surface  covered  with 
  small  rounded  prominences. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Pebble  \Peb"ble\,  n.  [AS.  papolst[=a]n;  cf  L.  papula  pimple, 
  mote.  See  {Stone}.] 
  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.''  --Shak. 
  As  children  gathering  pebbles  on  the  shore. 
  2.  Transparent  and  colorless  rock  crystal;  as  Brazilian 
  pebble;  --  so  called  by  opticians. 
  {Pebble  powder},  slow-burning  gunpowder,  in  large  cubical 
  {Scotch  pebble},  varieties  of  quartz,  as  agate,  chalcedony, 
  etc.,  obtained  from  cavities  in  amygdaloid. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  a  small  smooth  rounded  rock 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
  A  {polymorphic}  language. 
  ["A  Kernel  Language  for  Abstract  Data  Types  and  Modules", 
  R.M.  Burstall  &  B.  Lampson,  in  Semantics  of  Data  Types,  LNCS 
  173,  Springer  1984]. 

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