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See definition of pebble on Dictionary.com
  • as inrock
  • as instone
  • as inpellet
  • as ingrit

synonyms for pebble

  • earth
  • gravel
  • lava
  • metal
  • rubble
  • slab
  • bedrock
  • boulder
  • cobblestone
  • crag
  • crust
  • lodge
  • mass
  • mineral
  • ore
  • promontory
  • quarry
  • reef
  • shelf
  • slag
  • powder
  • dust
  • gravel
  • pebbles
  • sand
  • foreign matter
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How to use pebble in a sentence

NASA scientists confirmed Wednesday that the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft successfully made contact with an asteroid a day earlier, touching the surface for six seconds and collecting dust and pebbles from its surface.
NASA REACHES OUT AND TOUCHES AN ASTEROID 320 MILLION KILOMETERS AWAYERIC BERGEROCTOBER 21, 2020ARS TECHNICA
The instrument tapped the asteroid lightly for six seconds, and released a burst of nitrogen gas to disturb the surface dust and pebbles.
NASA’S OSIRIS-REX SURVIVED ITS RISKY MISSION TO GRAB A PIECE OF AN ASTEROIDLISA GROSSMANOCTOBER 21, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
Once there, it briefly made contact with the ground in an attempt to collect some rocky pebbles and dust before safely flying away.
OSIRIS-REX SURVIVED ITS TOUCHDOWN ON ASTEROID BENNU—NOW WE WAIT TO SEE IF IT GOT A SAMPLENEEL PATELOCTOBER 21, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
Organic material is fragile, and scientists have previously caught the asteroid popping pebbles off into space, revealing its underlying material to the universe.
LOCAL ASTEROID BENNU USED TO BE FILLED WITH TINY RIVERSCHARLIE WOODOCTOBER 8, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
Still, the worry remains that the boulders might pose a safety hazard for the sampling system, which was designed to handle pebbles only a few centimeters across.
THE ASTEROID BENNU’S BRITTLE BOULDERS MAY MAKE GRABBING A SAMPLE EASIERLISA GROSSMANOCTOBER 8, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
He turned away, tossing another pebble into the pool with a half-hearted motion of his arm.
THE ENVOY, HERHORACE BROWN FYFE
He chose a flat pebble and sent it skipping across the surface with a vicious snap of his wrist.
THE ENVOY, HERHORACE BROWN FYFE
Oar and keel, pebble and arrow, wind and current, are alike powerless to make a furrow that shall last.
A CHARMING FELLOW, VOLUME II (OF 3)FRANCES ELEANOR TROLLOPE
His method was to take a pebble from a running stream, and grind it to powder with certain prayers.
THE CRADLE OF MANKINDW.A. WIGRAM
And at that the elder brother cried out aloud, and turned the light of the pebble on the maid, and, lo!
THE WORKS OF ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON, VOLUME XXIROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
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WORDS RELATED TO PEBBLE

  • ball
  • bolus
  • bullet
  • mass
  • pebble
  • pill
  • rock
  • shot
  • stone
  • wad
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