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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of gravel.
  • adj. Perplexed, puzzled; baffled; troubled.


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  • First, I was hardly "gravelled" at the though of not appearing on Firing Line.

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  • As for the garden, originally but a small one, it had now been reduced to a kind of gravelled yard by the erection of the large workshop at one end of it.

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  • It is needless to say a great concourse, in every variety of vehicle and on foot, streamed from east to west through the "gravelled" streets, lined with soldiers and policemen, before the barriers were put up.

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  • Mr. Nickerson, with a large force of men, cleared and gravelled some of the main streets and every other street running crosswise, and named all of them, using as far as possible nautical terms.

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  • Set in a rambling turn-of-the-century townhouse, it lives up to its name with a shady, gravelled garden, but the high point is the roof terrace, which has loungers, hammocks and a sweeping view over the city and surrounding hills.

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  • Velvet lawns, gravelled walks and drives, and flowers formally growing, led up to the group of long low buildings, some of frame and some of concrete.


  • Ever, day and night, the motor cars honked up and down the gravelled drives.


  • In the centre of the garden, on the narrow gravelled walk close beside the lake Ah Kim was noisily receiving his beating.


  • They had been grotesquely overcooked and were so hard you could have gravelled a path with them.

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  • The three machines stood like weird night monsters at the gravelled foot of the wide stairway under the unlighted porte-cochere.

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