Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Gravel deposited by a river. The term is useful in the interpretation of this type of gravel as contrasted with the shingle of a beach or a glacial moraine.

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Examples

  • If they cleaned out the cabinets and brought the stones, river-gravel, I suppose, out, they got Extee Three.

    The Fuzzy Papers

  • More than once during the winter of 1908-09, it being a time of great distress, gravel-pit workers came to me with some of those worked flints -- the big paleoliths of the river-gravel -- which they had found and saved up, but now desired to sell, in order to raise money for pointing their pickaxes.

    Change in the Village

  • Larry remained silent; the car ground into the heavy river-gravel on the sweep in front of the house, and ceased at the door that he had not seen since that day of wrath when he had cast his cousins behind him for ever.

    Mount Music

  • These river-gravel and brick-earth buried bones are rather earlier than those found in the peat and marl.

    The Naturalist on the Thames

  • It has naturally been asked, if Man co-existed with the extinct species of the caves, why were his remains and the works of his hands never embedded outside the caves in ancient river-gravel containing the same fossil fauna?

    The Antiquity of Man

  • This band of till, with Grampian boulders and associated river-gravel, may be traced continuously for a distance of 34 miles, with a width of 3 1/2 miles, from near

    The Antiquity of Man

  • The path being strewn with the yellowish sand which is used instead of river-gravel, the Countess, who was sitting in the upper room of this little summer-house, did not hear the Colonel's approach, for she was too much preoccupied with the success of her business to pay the smallest attention to the slight noise made by her husband.

    Colonel Chabert

  • Derwent, for though there are no limestone rocks for ten or fifteen miles above Derby, yet a great part of the river-gravel at Derby consists of limestone nodules, whose angles are quite worn off in their descent down the stream.

    The Botanic Garden A Poem in Two Parts. Part 1: the Economy of Vegetation

  • The path being strewn with the yellowish sand which is used instead of river-gravel, the Countess, who was sitting in the upper room of this little summer-house, did not hear the Colonel’s approach, for she was too much preoccupied with the success of her business to pay the smallest attention to the slight noise made by her husband.

    Le Colonel Chabert

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