from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The state of being gravelly, or of abounding with gravel.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun State of being gravelly.
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- noun The quality of being
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Even Bob Dylan, troubadour and cultural commentator par excellence, saw fit to honor the city and its seafood, singing with characteristic gravelliness in 1971: "Well I left Rome, and landed in Brussels/ On a plane ride so bumpy that I almost cried/ Clergymen in uniform, and young girls pulling mussels."