Gravel

Definition of Gravel

Grav´el
n.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.
v. t.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.
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.

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