Meaning of PEBBLE in English

PEBBLE

noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a shingle/pebble/pebbly beach (= covered with very small stones )

Both resorts have small shingle beaches.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

small

Floors were sometimes plastered, especially in light-wells or courtyards, with small pebbles mixed in with the plaster.

Rubbing handfuls of small pebbles against my head and skin, I washed my hair and body until I felt raw.

■ NOUN

beach

The sea crashing against the pebble beach whispered rumours of war in this ancient landscape.

But this time it leaped straight out of the sea on to the pebble beach !

He parked close to where the land sloped downwards to a narrow pebble beach , and switched the engine off.

A pebble beach , situated on the bay below the hotel, is reached by cable-car and 350 steps.

The beer garden is an urban embarrassment of grey pebble beach and picnic tables.

This village is noted for the amount of sun it receives and for its long pebble beach .

It's only a short stop to the sand and pebble beach where watersports are also available.

Further west lies Chesil Bank - a spectacular 18 mile pebble beach which joins the Isle of Portland to the mainland.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

skim stones/pebbles etc

Small boys skim stones across the surface of the river.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

A shower of pebbles fell short of her shin.

He ripped up grass; tore apart moss; picked up pebbles, sticks, and twigs.

He says they have to put a pebble in their hand down south so they know left face from right face.

However, convincing myself the pebbles I was climbing on wouldn't pull out did take a little time.

Like pebbles underwater, flickering with the light.

Mist them frequently or place the container on a tray of pebbles and water.

Spray some pebbles silver and use an indelible pen to number them I to 24.

There was a brighter rattle, as of something small and hard, like pebbles.

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