Small fragments of rock, used for laying on the beds of roads and railroads, and as ballast. (noun)
A type or grade of small rocks, differentiated by mineral type, size range, or other characteristics. (noun)
A particle from 2 to 64 mm in diameter, following the Wentworth scale (noun)
Kidney stones; a deposit of small calculous concretions in the kidneys and the urinary or gall bladder; also, the disease of which they are a symptom. (noun)
To apply a layer of gravel to the surface of a road, etc. (verb)
To puzzle or annoy (verb)
To run (as a ship) upon the gravel or beach; to run aground; to cause to stick fast in gravel or sand. (verb)
To check or stop; to embarrass; to perplex. (verb)
To hurt or lame (a horse) by gravel lodged between the shoe and foot. (verb)
Examples of word gravel
Idle speculation makes me think that excluding gravel from the mixture may make the surface more uniform and free from discontinuities (slight depressions where gravel is on the surface, voids where gravel comes out of the mixture during curing, etc.) which could be the starting point for blistering (air would expand at a much higher rate than concrete when heated, and the membrane coating might not adhere as well to the gravel).
Most of our gravel is dark and covered with dark green moss.
Here we had carried many loads of gravel from the creek-bed, so that it was dry and warm, a pleasant basking place; and here, one afternoon, I was drowsing, half asleep, over a volume of Mendenhall. 4 I was so comfortable and secure that even his flaming lyrics failed to stir me.
They saw him draw a bucket of gravel from the hole and tilt it on the edge of the dump.
George find a place to stake a claim and takes a pan of gravel from the creek bed and finds gold streaks the black sand at the bottom of the pan.