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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.]
1. To cover with gravel; as, to gravel a walk.
2. To run (as a ship) upon the gravel or beach; to run
aground; to cause to stick fast in gravel or sand.
When we were fallen into a place between two seas,
they graveled the ship. --Acts xxvii.
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.
3. To check or stop; to embarrass; to perplex. [Colloq.]
When you were graveled for lack of matter. --Shak.
The physician was so graveled and amazed withal,
that he had not a word more to say. --Sir T.
4. To hurt or lame (a horse) by gravel lodged between the
shoe and foot.
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