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pebble

a. a transparent colourless variety of rock crystal, used for making certain lenses
b. such a lens

pebble

[′peb·əl]
(geology)
A clast, larger than a granule and smaller than a cobble, having a diameter in the range of 0.16-2.6 inches (4-64 millimeters). Also known as pebblestone.
(mineralogy)

Pebble

A polymorphic language.

["A Kernel Language for Abstract Data Types and Modules", R.M. Burstall & B. Lampson, in Semantics of Data Types, LNCS 173, Springer 1984].
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A source said: "They stopped at a pebbly beach in Brighton as the boys have heard of them and wanted to see for themselves.
RUNNING, especially on a pebbly, uphill path in the height of summer, is hard work.
All the residents of 32 Pebbly Lane lead mostly unextraordinary lives--except for Louis the Lemur.
Fermain Bay Regularly mentioned in the book, this pebbly beach on the island's east coast can be reached by a cliff-top walk.
And the whole area itself has been re-landscaped to include a large pebbly beach, while the new pool can hold 400 cubic metres of water, an upgrade on the previous one which held 300.
Book at www.tui.co.uk BELLEVUE OREBIC, OREBIC, DUBROVNIK, CROATIA Set on the seafront, this recently renovated hotel enables you to take a dip in the cobalt Adriatic Sea or follow the pebbly coast to the charming fishing village of Orebic, where you'll find a selection of restaurants.
This gorgeous book (bound in a material that looks like luminous, pebbly skin) is a welcome reminder that even the most ugly and troubled times eventually wither away into dust.
On July 9 a silver Vauxhall Vectra got stuck after being left on the pebbly part of Saltburn beach close to The Ship Inn.
Viewed from the pebbly sand of Kitsilano Beach, the skyline of Vancouver, the actual built substance of the place, can seem on occasion like a glimmering mirage, a seam of mirrored glass suspended between what lies above and below, a recent and provisional thing, reflecting what is permanent around it: the sky and mountains, the endless sea.
Caption: 5 Studio A's Pond lamp has a pebbly, rough texture created by a reactive glaze that juxtaposes with the smooth bulbous shape of this floral-inspired ceramic lamp.
Cold and clammy ones, damp and smooth, Dry and warty ones, pebbly and grooved.