Scotch pebble
Pebble Peb"ble, n. [AS. papolst[=a]n; cf. L. papula pimple, mote. See {Stone}.] 1. A small roundish stone or bowlder; especially, a stone worn and rounded by the action of water; a pebblestone. ``The pebbles on the hungry beach.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

As children gathering pebbles on the shore. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. Transparent and colorless rock crystal; as, Brazilian pebble; -- so called by opticians. [1913 Webster]

{Pebble powder}, slow-burning gunpowder, in large cubical grains.

{Scotch pebble}, varieties of quartz, as agate, chalcedony, etc., obtained from cavities in amygdaloid. [1913 Webster]


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  • scotch pebble — noun Usage: usually capitalized S : a pebble of cryptocrystalline quartz (as agate or chalcedony) found in Scotland and used for ornament after being cut and polished * * * Scotch pebble noun An agate or similar stone • • • Main Entry: ↑Scotch …   Useful english dictionary

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