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pebble +‎ -y


pebbly (comparative pebblier, superlative pebbliest)

  1. Of or containing pebbles.
    • 1883, Howard Pyle, The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood Chapter V
      "Ha," said Robin, "comest thou from Locksley Town? Well do I know that fair place for miles about, and well do I know each hedgerow and gentle pebbly stream, and even all the bright little fishes therein, for there I was born and bred. Now, where goest thou with thy meat, my fair friend?"
    • 1918, Edgar Rice Burroughs, The Land That Time Forgot Chapter IV
      The balance of that day we spent in continuing a minute and fruitless exploration of the monotonous coast. There was not another break in the frowning cliffs--not even another minute patch of pebbly beach.
  2. With a surface like that of pebbles.

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