(n.) Small stones, or fragments of stone; very small pebbles, often intermixed with particles of sand.
(n.) A deposit of small calculous concretions in the kidneys and the urinary or gall bladder; also, the disease of which they are a symptom.
(v. t.) To cover with gravel; as, to gravel a walk.
(v. t.) To run (as a ship) upon the gravel or beach; to run aground; to cause to stick fast in gravel or sand.
(v. t.) To check or stop; to embarrass; to perplex.
(v. t.) To hurt or lame (a horse) by gravel lodged between the shoe and foot.
(1) The dogs were housed in gravel-based, outdoor pens with doghouses in a high-altitude, high-sunshine level environment.
(2) Except for the blue guard towers it is drained of colour, a grey sameness coating gravel, fences and buildings.
(3) A former showgirl from the gravel pits of Wraysbury in Berkshire, Keeler was just 19 and was staying on the estate with her friend, patron and (some said) pimp, the society osteopath Stephen Ward.
(4) I found myself skirting the wood’s perimeter, a no-go zone of the past for us, and came next to a gravel-pocked face mined by rabbits with one of the burrows crowned with the skull of an ancestor.
(5) Opening up these magnificent forests for logging is like mining the great pyramids of Egypt for road gravel," said McKim.
(6) A potholed gravel road runs to a campsite at the mouth of the Mattole river and from there you can wander south down the coast for 25 miles before you come to the next road, at Shelter Cove.
(7) On the Sabbath the fleet of earthmovers that ordinarily grind the route to Lombrum – ferrying gravel to the detention centre building site where a crew of 300 labor to finish new staff accommodation – are resting in their compound.
(8) The reactivity of soils varies widely as geological and sedimentological conditions offer typical but different environments: gravels, chalk soil, clay, salt soils, sands, cave earths are examples of this wide variety, including atmospheric and biogenetic implications.
(9) The cellar level is on the average 5.4 times higher if the cellar has partially a gravel or earth floor than if the whole cellar surface is covered with a concrete floor.
(10) But it doesn't work that way: you may have "less gravel", but most writers agree that you can only have "fewer pebbles", not "less pebbles".
(11) This biomass was computed from that of the organisms and associated naphthalene oxidation activity washed from the gravel compared with the original suspension.
(12) We can talk about "many pebbles" but not "much pebbles", "much gravel" but not "many gravel".
(13) Ultrasound detected 59 of 60 foreign bodies, including all cubes of meat embedded with gravel, cactus spine, plastic, metal, and wood.
(14) Tulisa led, and did so with panache and some beautiful gravel.
(15) This means putting a layer of bark, grass cuttings, manure, even gravel on top of the soil to trap moisture in the earth, or at least slow down evaporation.
(16) Aged 102, Bi Kidude, the gravel-voiced singer known her raucous sense of humour and her love of cigarettes, suddenly vanished from her home.
(17) Trying to solve an actual problem of enhancing the spontaneous passage of fragments, "calculous trails" and gravel in the patients who underwent remote lithotripsy the authors used the technique of local vibrotherapy in 54 postoperative patients.
(18) We are on a gravel track and have been driving for a long time.
(19) One of its largest islands is gentle-paced Brønnøya, with its apple orchards, gravel roads and beaches.
(20) Photograph: Water Literacy Foundation In Masagi’s pit-based system, permanent structures of mud, sand, soil, gravel and boulders are built, eight per acre of farmland, and partially filled with a mix of gravel and sand.
(n.) One who graves; an engraver or a sculptor; one whose occupation is te cut letters or figures in stone or other hard material.
(n.) An ergraving or cutting tool; a burin.
(1) Scottish voters say departure would have graver effects for the UK as a whole than do their English counterparts.
(2) There was no anaphyactic shock in 81.2% of the thymectomized animals as a result of the inhibited immunoallergic reactivity, but dystrophic and inflammatory changes in their parenchymatous organs were more frequent and graver in comparison with the nonthymectomized animals.
(3) At early stages prognosis was based on the level of macrophage and fibroblast differentiation in the infiltrate: the more mature nonlymphoid elements were, the graver was a course of disease.
(4) The authors conclude that isoserological incompatibility has different grades of intensity and offer methods for the screening of animals for simulation of graver and facilitated grades of incompatibility.
(5) In addition to an increase of the content of glycosylated proteins, deterioration of the rheological properties, and a rise of microviscosity associated with hypoxic phenomena, a group of patients suffering from IDDM with low microviscosity and graver clinical manifestations (microangiopathies, coronary heart disease, cerebral atherosclerosis) were distinguished.
(6) Combined exposure to fluoric compounds, heating microclimate and electromagnetic fields results in a graver involvement of the circulatory and autonomic nervous systems.
(7) The graver the craniocerebral trauma the more probable are sharp loss of visual functions and the development of coarse pathology of the fundus oculi.
(8) There were 26,370 knife crimes in Britain last year , yet a few thousand hungry mouths from war zones (many of them children) are widely held to present the graver threat to our way of life.
(9) Comparison of the disease clinical picture in 2 groups of patients, who had fallen ill at 14 to 24 years (278 subjects) and at 40 to 55 years (25 subjects) revealed a graver clinical picture in the group of patients, who had fallen ill at a younger and (nephritis in 82% against 56% in the group of older patients) and a considerably less survival as compared to the group of older patients despite more intensive care including pulse-therapy with methyl prednisolone.
(10) The matter of the present article is to review the graver subclinical anomalies.
(11) This is likely to be related to graver destructive lesions in the colonic mucosa in acute dysentery.
(12) In chronic lymphocytic leukemia, tests for surface markers for T and for B cells may permit detection of the less common T-cell leukaemia, which may have a graver prognosis.
(13) It is no longer possible to be extradited to face trial for something that’s not a UK offence – the so-called dual-criminality provision – and, after some courts became clogged with costly applications to extradite people on minor charges such as non-payment of parking fines, it will only apply to graver offences.
(14) In a rebuff to coal, oil and gas companies, Rachel Kyte, the World Bank climate change envoy, said continued use of coal was exacting a heavy cost on some of the world’s poorest countries, in local health impacts as well as climate change, which is imposing even graver consequences on the developing world.
(15) When he was a columnist, MP or mayor of London his remarks could be embarrassing and offensive ; now that he is Britain’s top diplomat the potential consequences are far graver.
(16) It is concluded that in pubertal gynaecomastia it is necessary to determine whether the disease is merely a temporary fibrosis that will heal by itself, or whether it is a sign of some other, graver disease.
(17) In angina pectoris patients, the highest content was detected if the disease took a graver course.
(18) Six of the 70 surviving control infants and none of the 71 surviving treated infants had ROP stage II or graver.
(19) There’s an acceptance that it will be messy, but the risk of not supporting DDR programmes at all could be far graver given the high amount of weaponry around the country,” said a senior western diplomat based in Juba.
(20) The official said that, over the long term, for Pyongyang to share nuclear technology and know-how with the US's enemies is potentially a much graver threat than North Korea launching an attack itself.