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pebbling


noun

  1. a small, rounded stone, especially one worn smooth by the action of water.
  2. Also called pebble leather. leather that has been given a granulated surface.
  3. any granulated or crinkled surface, especially of a textile.
  4. a transparent colorless rock crystal used for the lenses of eyeglasses.
  5. a lens made from this crystal.

verb (used with object), peb·bled, peb·bling.

  1. to prepare (leather) so as to have a granulated surface.
  2. to pelt with or as with pebbles.

noun

  1. curling the act of spraying the rink with drops of hot water to slow down the stone

noun

    1. a small smooth rounded stone, esp one worn by the action of water
    2. geologya rock fragment, often rounded, with a diameter of 4–64 mm and thus smaller than a cobble but larger than a granule
    1. a transparent colourless variety of rock crystal, used for making certain lenses
    2. such a lens
  1. (modifier) informal (of a lens or of spectacles) thick, with a high degree of magnification or distortion
    1. a grainy irregular surface, esp on leather
    2. leather having such a surface
  2. informal, mainly Australian a troublesome or obstinate person or animal

verb (tr)

  1. to pave, cover, or pelt with pebbles
  2. to impart a grainy surface to (leather)

n.small, smooth stone, late 13c., from Old English papolstan “pebblestone,” of unknown origin. Perhaps imitative. Some sources compare Latin papula “pustule, pimple, swelling.”

  1. A rock fragment larger than a granule and smaller than a cobble. Pebbles have a diameter between 4 and 64 mm (0.16 and 2.56 inches) and are often rounded.

see not the only fish in the sea (pebble on the beach).

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