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a small, rounded stone, especially one worn smooth by the action of water.
Also called pebble leather. leather that has been given a granulated surface.
any granulated or crinkled surface, especially of a textile.
a transparent colorless rock crystal used for the lenses of eyeglasses.
a lens made from this crystal.
verb (used with object), pebbled, pebbling.
to prepare (leather) so as to have a granulated surface.
to pelt with or as with pebbles.

1250–1300; Middle English pibbil, puble, pobble; compare Old English pæbbel (in place names), papel-, popel- (in compounds); phonological relations unclear

unpebbled, adjective

boulder, cobblestone, granule, pebble, rock, stone.
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pebble (ˈpɛbəl)
1.  a.  a small smooth rounded stone, esp one worn by the action of water
 b.  geology a rock fragment, often rounded, with a diameter of 4--64 mm and thus smaller than a cobble but larger than a granule
2.  a.  a transparent colourless variety of rock crystal, used for making certain lenses
 b.  such a lens
3.  informal (modifier) (of a lens or of spectacles) thick, with a high degree of magnification or distortion
4.  a.  a grainy irregular surface, esp on leather
 b.  leather having such a surface
5.  informal chiefly (Austral) a troublesome or obstinate person or animal
6.  to pave, cover, or pelt with pebbles
7.  to impart a grainy surface to (leather)
[Old English papolstān, from papol- (perhaps of imitative origin) + stān stone]

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Word Origin & History

late 13c., from O.E. papolstan "pebblestone," of unknown origin.
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pebble   (pěb'əl)  Pronunciation Key 
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.
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