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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) Small stones, or fragments of stone; very small pebbles, often intermixed with particles of sand.

2. (n.) A deposit of small calculous concretions in the kidneys and the urinary or gall bladder; also, the disease of which they are a symptom.

3. (v. t.) To cover with gravel; as, to gravel a walk.

4. (v. t.) To run (as a ship) upon the gravel or beach; to run aground; to cause to stick fast in gravel or sand.

5. (v. t.) To check or stop; to embarrass; to perplex.

6. (v. t.) To hurt or lame (a horse) by gravel lodged between the shoe and foot.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

grav'-el (chatsats, from root chatsats, "to divide." Kindred roots have the meaning of "to cut," "to hew," "to sharpen," hence chets, "arrow" (2 Kings 13:17 Psalm 64:7 and often); compare Arabic chacca, "to fall to the lot of," chiccah, "portion"): In Proverbs 20:17, we have:

"Bread of falsehood is sweet to a man;

But afterwards his mouth shall be filled with gravel."

And in Lamentations 3:16:

"He hath also broken my teeth with gravel stones; he

hath covered me with ashes."

The only other occurrence of the word is in Psalm 77:17, where it is the equivalent of chets, "arrow" (see supra):

"The clouds poured out water;

The skies sent out a sound:

Thine arrows also went abroad."

Proverbs 20:17 and Lamentations 3:16 both suggest the frequent occurrence of grit in the coarse bread, the source of the grit being not necessarily the grindstone, but possibly even small stones originally mingled with the wheat and never properly separated from it.

Alfred Ely Day

Strong's Hebrew
2687. chatsats -- gravel
... 2686b, 2687. chatsats. 2688 . gravel. Transliteration: chatsats Phonetic
Spelling: (khaw-tsawts') Short Definition: gravel. Word ...
/hebrew/2687.htm - 6k

4579. maah -- a grain (of sand)
... gravel. Feminine of me'ah; the belly, ie (figuratively) interior -- gravel. see
HEBREW me'ah. 4578, 4579. maah. 4580 . Strong's Numbers.
/hebrew/4579.htm - 6k


Bread and Gravel
... THE PROVERBS BREAD AND GRAVEL. '"Bread of deceit" is sweet to a man; but afterwards
his mouth shall be filled with gravel.'"Proverbs 20:17. ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture g/bread and gravel.htm

A Letter from a West Indian Cottage Ornee
... The gravel outside, at least, is an old friend; it consists of broken bits of gray
Silurian rock, and white quartz among it; and one touch of Siluria makes the ...
// last/chapter v a letter from.htm

The Savanna of Aripo
... a while we turned off the high road into a forest path, which was sound enough,
the soil being one sheet of poor sand and white quartz gravel, which would in ...
// last/chapter xii the savanna of.htm

The Life of Mr. James Guthrie.
... After dinner he called for a little cheese, which he had been dissuaded from taking
for some time, as not good for the gravel, which he was troubled with, and ...
/.../howie/biographia scoticana scots worthies/the life of mr james 3.htm

Of Removing Tithes.
... Vide Gravel. ... Gravel pays no tithe of common right. Nor of common right are tithes
payable for things parcel of the freehold: as quarries of stone. ...
/.../prideaux/directions to church-wardens/8 of removing tithes.htm

Expositions of Holy Scripture
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The Conquest of Babylon.
... In this navigation the boatmen were careful to protect the leather sheathing from
injury by avoiding all contact with rocks, or even with the gravel of the ...
/...// the great/chapter viii the conquest of.htm

Noah's Flood
... If we look at the hills of sand and gravel round us, a little common sense will
show us that there have been many floods of waters on the earth, long, long ...
/.../kingsley/the gospel of the pentateuch/sermon iv noahs flood.htm

"God Willeth to be Seen and to be Sought: to be Abided and to be ...
... One time mine understanding was led down into the sea-ground, and there I saw hills
and dales green, seeming as it were moss-be-grown, with wrack and gravel. ...
/.../julian/revelations of divine love/chapter x god willeth to.htm

The Soil and the Seed
... the will? Then it is true culture and not that spurious cultivation which
spreads over life gravel instead of fertilizers. Culture ...
/.../peabody/mornings in the college chapel/lxxix the soil and the.htm

Gravel (3 Occurrences)
... 3. (vt) To cover with gravel; as, to gravel a walk. 4. (vt) To run (as
a ship) upon the gravel or beach; to run aground; to cause ...
/g/gravel.htm - 9k

Arabah (32 Occurrences)
... The descent here described was on the eastern side of the semicircular line of cliffs
formed of sand, gravel, and marl which enclose the Ghor at the south end ...
/a/arabah.htm - 33k

Riddle (11 Occurrences)
... 1. (n.) A sieve with coarse meshes, usually of wire, for separating coarser materials
from finer, as chaff from grain, cinders from ashes, or gravel from sand. ...
/r/riddle.htm - 11k

Screen (26 Occurrences)
... A long, coarse riddle or sieve, sometimes a revolving perforated cylinder, used
to separate the coarser from the finer parts, as of coal, sand, gravel, and the ...
/s/screen.htm - 15k

Sea (4178 Occurrences)
... From Ras Feshkah to Ras Mersid, a distance of 15 miles, the shore is bordered with
a deposit of sand and gravel averaging a half a mile in width, while ...
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Egypt (596 Occurrences)
... lower than at present, as is shown by the rolled gravel beds and deposits on the
tops of the water-worn cliffs, and the filling up of the tributary valleys-as ...
/e/egypt.htm - 101k

Grind (12 Occurrences)
... (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV). Lamentations 3:16 He has also broken
my teeth with gravel stones; he has covered me with ashes. (See RSV). ...
/g/grind.htm - 11k

Gravediggers (1 Occurrence)

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Wallow (5 Occurrences)
... (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV). Lamentations 3:16 He hath also broken my
teeth with gravel stones; he hath covered me with ashes. (See JPS). ...
/w/wallow.htm - 8k

Fill (126 Occurrences)
... side of the sails. 9. (v.) To make an embankment in, or raise the level
of (a low place), with earth or gravel. 10. (vi) To become ...
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