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A brazen urn was carried round, in which every citizen deposited a pebble.

He didn't toss it up, not a bit of it; ran as game as a pebble; he just tired at the finish.

A pebble, dropped from your hand, would strike in the midst of them.

"I guess that will show up every pebble in the road," commented the balloonist.

Two more of these "others" are the two in the photograph who are playing a pebble game.

Then through the mists of his culture came a hard fact, hard as a pebble.

Presently a pebble is heard to crack against the window pane.

A pebble a little over an inch in diameter fell to the floor.

If I were to go over to yonder lake and throw in a pebble—what would we see?

When you drop a pebble in water, the ripples spread in all directions.

WORD ORIGIN

small, smooth stone, late 13c., from Old English papolstan "pebblestone," of unknown origin. Perhaps imitative. Some sources compare Latin papula "pustule, pimple, swelling."

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