- multiple small calculi formed in the kidneys.
- the disease characterized by such concretions.
verb (used with object), grav·eled, grav·el·ing or (especially British) grav·elled, grav·el·ling.
- grave clothes,
Origin of gravel
Examples from the Web for gravel
They dress in clothing from the flophouse lost-and-found and are groomed with a hacksaw and gravel rake.Up to a Point: They Made Me Write About Lena Dunham|P. J. O’Rourke|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The truck pulls the guitar over railroad tracks, through rocks and gravel, whatever, and the guitar is still speaking.Greil Marcus Talks About Trying to Unlock Rock and Roll in 10 Songs|Allen Barra|November 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There, in his cluttered office at the end of a gravel lane, I came face to face with one of my unsung literary heroes.
The guard is first seen marching up and down the gravel forecourt, before breaking into pirouettes.Hunt To Identify Pirouetting 'Bearskin' Guardsman Who Shamed Army|Tom Sykes|September 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It is simply a gravel yard walled off by sand bastions and concrete barriers.Whatever You Do Someone Will Die. A Short Story About Impossible Choices in Iraq|Nathan Bradley Bethea|August 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
By-and-by this gives place to more open scenery as we approach the Gravel Mine, which is believed to be of Roman origin.Nooks and Corners of Shropshire|H. Thornhill Timmins
The gravel is soft and can be hydraulicked, during the summer.The Boy With the U.S. Miners|Francis Rolt-Wheeler
There are many other ridges of gravel within the bar, but this only is proper for their use.North Devon Pottery and Its Export to America in the 17th Century|C. Malcolm Watkins
At last, however, I stood safe beside my chum on the gravel walk.My Friend Smith|Talbot Baines Reed
With this arrangement it was possible to heat the gravel to a temperature of 80° or 90° F. even during the coldest weather.Concrete Construction|Halbert P. Gillette
verb -els, -elling or -elled or US -els, -eling or -eled (tr)
Word Origin for gravel
early 13c., from Old French gravele "sand, gravel," diminutive of grave "sand, seashore" (Modern French grève), possibly from Celtic *gravo- (cf. Welsh gro "coarse gravel," Breton grouan, Cornish grow "gravel"), perhaps ultimately from PIE *ghreu- "to rub, grind."