pebbly sand

pebbly sand

[′peb·lē ′sand]
(geology)
An unconsolidated sedimentary deposit containing at least 75% sand and up to a maximum of 25% pebbles.
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on September 8 and made our way by taxi to Super Paradise Beach, a gay-popular beach on which three or four beach clubs offer chaises and umbrellas for rent (or you can sit on the pebbly sand free of charge).
As natural obstacles, the cliffs jut out from pebbly sand, which made foot maneuver difficult and provided excellent vantage points and fields of fire for the Germans.
Most of the platform is covered by a blanket of pebbly sand with local lenses of cobbles and boulders interpreted as wave reworked sandy till, which is the dominant surface sediment covering the adjacent land areas.
In most of the sampling points [D.sub.max] is cobble but is pebbly sand and sandy muddy pebbles in some places.
Instead, it's all tip, a vertiginous place of sea and soar, where long, narrow strips of pebbly sand yield abruptly to ruddy cliffs topped with brushy kiwi fuzz.
"The lines of the glacial moraine, the oval basins of the lakes"; "the road passes a farm in the valley by the lake"; "fishing nets are spread out to dry; smoke rises from a chimney; a canoe scrapes against the pebbly sand"; "the trail winds down between post-glacial rocks and junipers toward alders and bulrushes." It is not essential to know precisely from which poems these words, summoned by the view, are taken--what is important is that they are layered over one another like the individual layers of this landscape, and they complement the sense of sight, skilfully grasping what is essential.
Two Vibracores were taken from the lake in February 2000 and contain pebbly sand, sand, buried soils, marl, peat, and sandy muck.
Above the pebbly sand is light-gray marl with gastropod shells in the upper half (unit b) and abundant Najas flexilis (Naiad) seeds.
age from a buried soil overlain by pebbly sand may be interpreted as a transgression of Lake Algonquin.
We describe for the first time soft-sediment deformation structures in coarse-grained sands, muds, marls, and pebbly sands of the formation.