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Peb"ble (?), n. [AS. papolst&ā;n; cf. L. papula pimple, mote. See Stone.] 1. A small roundish piece of stone; especially, a stone worn and rounded by the action of water; a pebblestone. “The pebbles on the hungry beach.” Shak.
As children gathering pebbles on the shore. Milton.
2. Transparent and colorless rock crystal; as, Brazilian pebble; -- so called by opticians.
Pebble powder, slow-burning gunpowder, in large cubical grains. -- Scotch pebble, varieties of quartz, as agate, chalcedony, etc., obtained from cavities in amygdaloid.
Peb"ble, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pebbled; p. pr. & vb. n. Pebbling.] To grain (leather) so as to produce a surface covered with small rounded prominences.