Graveling
Gravel Grav"el, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Graveled}or {Gravelled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Graveling} or {Gravelling}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To cover with gravel; as, to gravel a walk. [1913 Webster]

2. To run (as a ship) upon the gravel or beach; to run aground; to cause to stick fast in gravel or sand. [1913 Webster]

When we were fallen into a place between two seas, they graveled the ship. --Acts xxvii. 41 (Rhemish version). [1913 Webster]

Willam the Conqueror . . . chanced as his arrival to be graveled; and one of his feet stuck so fast in the sand that he fell to the ground. --Camden. [1913 Webster]

3. To check or stop; to embarrass; to perplex. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

When you were graveled for lack of matter. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The physician was so graveled and amazed withal, that he had not a word more to say. --Sir T. North. [1913 Webster]

4. To hurt or lame (a horse) by gravel lodged between the shoe and foot. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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