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Pebbles on a beach.

EtymologyEdit

From Old English papol, in papolstān.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

pebble (plural pebbles)

  1. A small stone, especially one rounded by the action of water.
    • Shakespeare
      the pebbles on the hungry beach
    • Milton
      children gathering pebbles on the shore
  2. (geology) A particle from 4 to 64 mm in diameter, following the Wentworth scale
  3. (curling) A small droplet of water intentionally sprayed on the ice that cause irregularities on the surface.
  4. Transparent and colourless rock crystal.
    Brazilian pebble

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VerbEdit

pebble (third-person singular simple present pebbles, present participle pebbling, simple past and past participle pebbled)

  1. To pave with pebbles.
  2. (curling) To deposit water droplets on the ice. e.g. to pebble the ice between games.

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