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  • The Gravell Watermark Archive www. gravell.org is a searchable online database hosted by Virginia Tech of 7,000+ images of watermarks in the Thomas L. Gravell collection of the University of Delaware Library.

    Archive 2008-01-01

  • This Pond was no deeper, then to reach the breast of a man, and having no mud or soyle in it, the bottome thereof shewed like small beaten gravell, with prety pibble stones intermixed, which some that had nothing else to do, would sit downe and count them as they lay, as very easily they might.

    The Decameron

  • It is a red Loom, intermixed with so many Pebbles or small Stones of a reddish Colour, that it looks like an heap of Stones, or a dry gravell.

    John Adams diary 31, 7 January - 5 February, 27 July - 6 August 1780

  • It cooleth the kidneyes or reynes, and driveth forth sand, gravell, and stones out of them, and also hindreth the encrease or breeding of any new, by the concretion, and saudering of gravell, bred of a viscous and clammy humour, or substance.

    Spadacrene Anglica The English Spa Fountain

  • Waters; if the Patient be most troubled with heat of the Reins, then it is good to use the _Bean_ codd water stilled alone more often, and the other upon comming downe of the sharp gravell or stone.

    A Book of Fruits and Flowers

  • "You gravell me entirely when you ask about men," said the ass.

    The King of Ireland's Son

  • Out of both of ye great parlours and drawing roome two Entrances at an Equal distance upon gravell walks.

    Through England on a Side Saddle in the Time of William and Mary

  • There are 3 gardens on the one side wth grass and gravell walkes all kept neate, and good fruite; on the other side is one Large garden wth a sumer house in wth stands a Large statue, black, of a Gigantick form and proportion; this answeres the fine green house on ye other side.

    Through England on a Side Saddle in the Time of William and Mary

  • Here are six Grass walks three and three, guarded wth dwarfe fruite trees, a Large gravell walk round by the wall, and gravell between Each Grass walk.

    Through England on a Side Saddle in the Time of William and Mary

  • On ye other side of ye house is another Large garden, severall gravell walks one above another, and on the flatts are fish ponds the whole length of the Walke; above yt in the next flat is 2 fish ponds, here are dwarfe trees spread of a great bigness.

    Through England on a Side Saddle in the Time of William and Mary

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