gravel


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Gravel \Grav"el\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Graveledor Gravelled;
   p. pr. & vb. n. Graveling or Gravelling.]
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   1. To cover with gravel; as, to gravel a walk.
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   2. To run (as a ship) upon the gravel or beach; to run
      aground; to cause to stick fast in gravel or sand.
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            When we were fallen into a place between two seas,
            they graveled the ship.               --Acts xxvii.
                                                  41 (Rhemish
                                                  version).
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            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.
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   3. To check or stop; to embarrass; to perplex. [Colloq.]
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            When you were graveled for lack of matter. --Shak.
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            The physician was so graveled and amazed withal,
            that he had not a word more to say.   --Sir T.
                                                  North.
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   4. To hurt or lame (a horse) by gravel lodged between the
      shoe and foot.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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.
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   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.
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   Gravel powder, a coarse gunpowder; pebble powder.
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