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Definitions of gravel

  1. censure severely or angrily; "The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger's car"; "The deputy ragged the Prime Minister"; "The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup"; "check" is archaic Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. rock fragments and pebbles Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. made of packed earth or gravel; "a dirt road" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. unpleasantly harsh or grating in sound; "a gravelly voice" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. cover with gravel, as of a road Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. be a mystery or bewildering to; "This beats me!"; "Got me--I don't know the answer!"; "a vexing problem"; "This question really stuck me" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  7. cover with gravel; "We gravelled the driveway" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  8. Small stones, or fragments of stone; very small pebbles, often intermixed with particles of sand. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. A deposit of small calculous concretions in the kidneys and the urinary or gall bladder; also, the disease of which they are a symptom. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. To cover with gravel; as, to gravel a walk. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. To run (as a ship) upon the gravel or beach; to run aground; to cause to stick fast in gravel or sand. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. To check or stop; to embarrass; to perplex. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. To hurt or lame (a horse) by gravel lodged between the shoe and foot. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. Fragments of rock coarser than sand, and frequently mixed with it; a disease caused by solid matter in the bladder and kidneys. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  15. To cover with fragments of rock. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  16. Gravelly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. The formation in the kidney and passage through the ureter of numerous very small concretions, usually of uric acid, calcium oxalate, or phosphates. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  18. Urinary deposit. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  19. Small stones often intermixed with sand: small collections of gravelly matter in the kidneys or bladder. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  20. To cover with gravel: to puzzle:-pr.p. gravelling; pa.p. gravelled. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  21. Small stones or pebbles; concretions in the kidneys or bladder. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  22. To cover with gravel. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  23. To cover or fill with gravel. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  24. A mixture of sand and pebbles. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  25. Pathol. Granular concretions formed in the kidneys. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  26. Small stones, often intermixed with particles of sand, &c.; a disease produced by small calculous concretions in the kidneys and bladder. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  27. To cover with gravel; to stick in the sand; to embarrass; to hurt the foot of a horse, by gravel lodged under the shoe. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  28. Small stones or pebbles rounded by the action of water; sandy matter sometimes found in the kidneys or bladder. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  29. To cover with gravel; to puzzle; to embarrass; among horses, to hurt the foot by gravel in the shoe. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  30. grav'el, n. small stones often intermixed with sand: small collections of gravelly matter in the kidneys or bladder.--v.t. to cover with gravel: to puzzle, perplex:--pr.p. grav'elling; pa.p. grav'elled.--adj. GRAV'ELLY.--ns. GRAV'EL-PIT, a pit from which gravel is dug; GRAV'EL-WALK, a footpath covered with gravel. [O. Fr. gravele (Fr. gravier); prob. Celt., as in Bret. grouan, sand, W. gro, pebbles.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  31. A disease occasioned by small concretions, similar to sand or gravel, Glarea, (F.) Gravier, which from in the kidneys, pass along the ureters to the bladder, and are expelled with the urine. These concretions, which are commonly composed of uric acid and an animal matter, are deposited at the bottom of the vessel, immediately after the excretion of the urine; and, by their hardness and resistance under the finger, differ considerably from the ordinary sediment of that liquid. A vegetable diet and alkaline drinks are the best prophylactics. See Calculi, urinary. A fit of the Gravel, is the excruciating suffering induced by the passage of gravel from the kidney to the bladder. It can only be relieved by anaesthetics, opiates, the warm bath, &c. When the deposit is in fine particles, it is termed Sand, Arena, Arenula, Psamma, Psammus. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  32. The material forming a vesical calculus, especially when occurring as a granular detritus. na
  33. Coarse sand& small water-worn or pounded stones, much used for laying paths& roads; (Geol., Mining) stratum of this, esp. one containing gold (pay g., containing enough gold to yield profit); (Path.) (disease with) aggregations of visible urinary crystals; g.-blind, more than SAND-blind (Shksp., M. of V., II. ii. 38); hence gravelly a. (Vb) lay, strew, with g.; perplex, puzzle, non-plus, (f. obs. sense run aground). [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  34. Minor concretions in kidney or bladder. American pocket medical dictionary.
  35. [Fr.] Irregular, subangular stones of hard rock, left by rivers and lakes. Shingle consists of pebbles. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  36. n. [French, German] Hard sand; sand consisting of small pebbles;—small stones or fragments of stone;—a disease produced by small calculous concretions in the kidneys and bladder. Cabinet Dictionary
  37. Hard sand; sandy matter concreted in the kidneys. Complete Dictionary

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