gravel gravel  /ˈɡræ vəl/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) rock fragments and pebbles
  2. (v) cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations
  3. (v) cover with gravel
  4. (v) be a mystery or bewildering to

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Beside it is a quarrying operation that once dumped a load of sand and gravel from a conveyor belt into Cronin's boat while he was in it, to discourage scrutiny.
  2. It had no surface water, but under its tight clay subsoil lay water-saturated gravel.
  3. Officials found the body of Mike Fuoss, 61, in the office of his gravel production company, Sheriff George Braidwood said.

News

  1. Moanalua Freeway reopened after gravel spill cleaned up

    Honolulu police say Moanalua Freeway was closed heading west before the H-1 Freeway merge due to a gravel spill late Wednesday afternoon. The announcement was made just before 5 p.m. Traffic was being diverted onto the Pearl Ridge/Aiea off-ramp. The gravel was cleaned up and the freeway was reopened by 5:30 p.m. Click here for Live Wire updates on the traffic. Get breaking news alerts through ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: KITV Honolulu

  2. Wind Can’t Stop Cycling’s Gravel Grinders in the Dirty Kanza

    Why ride a bicycle 200 miles over crunching gravel? “Because I can,” one recent convert said about gravel grinding.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: New York Times

  3. Gravel mine issue may go to board

    Delta Sand & Gravel is hoping that a different audience will give its expansion plan a different reception. Having been rejected by the Lane County planning director and by a Lane County hearings official, the gravel company now is seeking a hearing before the Lane County Board of Commissioners on …
    on June 9, 2013     Source: The Register-Guard

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Quotes

  1. "We had been having a great day until then," Bana said. "But I misjudged a tight left-hander and we went in a little too fast - the car understeered off the road and got onto the gravel and we went into a couple of trees at a fairly low...
    on Apr 20, 2007 By: Eric Bana Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "The first thing to do is to have good soil," said Hans Herren, winner of the World Food Prize. "Even the best seeds can't do anything in sand and gravel."
    on May 8, 2008 By: Hans Herren Source: FOXNews

  3. "This is quite different from the smooth dust envelopes of normal comets," said study leader David Jewitt of the University of California at Los Angeles. "The filaments are made of dust and gravel, presumably recently thrown out of the...
    on Feb 2, 2010 By: David Jewitt Source: msnbc.com

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