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 for gravel
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Gravel \Grav"el\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Graveledor Gravelled;
     p. pr. & vb. n. Graveling or Gravelling.]
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     1. To cover with gravel; as, to gravel a walk.
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     2. To run (as a ship) upon the gravel or beach; to run
        aground; to cause to stick fast in gravel or sand.
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              When we were fallen into a place between two seas,
              they graveled the ship.               --Acts xxvii.
                                                    41 (Rhemish
                                                    version).
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              Willam the Conqueror . . . chanced as his arrival to
              be graveled; and one of his feet stuck so fast in
              the sand that he fell to the ground.  --Camden.
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     3. To check or stop; to embarrass; to perplex. [Colloq.]
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              When you were graveled for lack of matter. --Shak.
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              The physician was so graveled and amazed withal,
              that he had not a word more to say.   --Sir T.
                                                    North.
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     4. To hurt or lame (a horse) by gravel lodged between the
        shoe and foot.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Gravel \Grav"el\, n. [OF. gravele, akin to F. gr?ve a sandy
     shore, strand; of Celtic origin; cf. Armor. grouan gravel, W.
     gro coarse gravel, pebbles, and Skr. gr[=a]van stone.]
     1. Small stones, or fragments of stone; very small pebbles,
        often intermixed with particles of sand.
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     2. (Med.) A deposit of small calculous concretions in the
        kidneys and the urinary or gall bladder; also, the disease
        of which they are a symptom.
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     Gravel powder, a coarse gunpowder; pebble powder.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  gravel
      n 1: rock fragments and pebbles [syn: gravel, crushed rock]
      v 1: cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor
           irritations; "Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers
           me"; "It irritates me that she never closes the door after
           she leaves" [syn: annoy, rag, get to, bother, get
           at, irritate, rile, nark, nettle, gravel, vex,
           chafe, devil]
      2: cover with gravel; "We gravelled the driveway"
      3: be a mystery or bewildering to; "This beats me!"; "Got me--I
         don't know the answer!"; "a vexing problem"; "This question
         really stuck me" [syn: perplex, vex, stick, get,
         puzzle, mystify, baffle, beat, pose, bewilder,
         flummox, stupefy, nonplus, gravel, amaze,
         dumbfound]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  49 Moby Thesaurus words for "gravel":
     Tarmac, Tarvia, asphalt, bitumen, bituminous macadam, blacktop,
     breccia, brick, cement, chafe, cobble, cobblestone, concrete, curb,
     curbing, curbstone, debris, detritus, edgestone, exacerbate, flag,
     flagging, flagstone, fret, gall, grain, granule, granulet, grate,
     grate on, grit, irritate, kerb, kerbstone, macadam, pavement,
     pavestone, paving, paving stone, provoke, rasp, road metal, sand,
     set on edge, shingle, stone, tarmacadam, tile, washboard
  
  

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