Boots crunched on gravel behind her.
The roadway was gravel, but well maintained on a year-round basis.
Backing the truck around, he threw gravel from the rear tires as he took off.
Valley gravel borders the Thames, with some interruptions, from Kingston to Greenwich, and extends to a wide belt, with ramifications, from Wandsworth south to Croydon, and in a narrower line from Greenwich towards Bromley.
Whole forests, vast quarries of granite, and hills of gravel were used in fringing the water margins, constructing wharves, piers and causeways, redeeming flats, and furnishing piling and solid foundations for buildings.
The car spun around at the bottom of the hill, spraying gravel in a wild circle.
He hurried the Jeep as fast as he dared on the gravel-slippery road where even a crawl seemed excessive.
The truck slid to a stop in the yard, spraying gravel and dust.
She stopped at the gravel drive and reached for her shoes.
Instead, she trotted down the gravel driveway, each crunching step making her cringe.
In East Siberia gold is obtained almost exclusively from gravel-washings, quartz mining being confined to three localities, one near Vladivostok and two in Transbaikalia.
He said nothing as he walked across the gravel and set her down on the porch.
The sound of tires crunching on gravel announced the approach of a vehicle.
Now, six months later, in spite of the windshield pockmarked from the gravel roads of Ouray County, it felt like an old friend.
Behind her, Josh roared his engine as he turn the truck around, and slung gravel on the road as he took off.
Boots crunched on gravel and she looked up to find Alex watching her.
He lifted a large piece of gravel to show her.
Small streams often sink from sight in their beds of gravel, and after flowing some distance underground, reappear farther on.
On the other hand gravel-washing gives a declining yield in West Siberia, for while in 1900 the output from this source was approximately 172,000 oz., in 1904 it was only 81,000 oz.
The sound of tires crunching on gravel brought her attention back to the drive.
He paused when he heard footsteps crunch on the straw behind the fence.
Turning on a wide gravel road, she stopped to study the map.
They are built of "sun-dried blocks of mud and gravel, about 22 in.
It is, covered with gravel, and presents the appearance of a dry prairie devoid of forests.
Thick, and formed of a core of rough rubble cemented together with mortar (containing much coarse gravel) of extraordinary hardness and tenacity, and a facing for the most part of stone - Kentish rag, freestone or ironstone - but occasionally of flints; about 2 ft.
In Germany very similar filters have also been used, pearl-quartz gravel taking the place of coral sand, which it closely resembles.
He biked away from the highway, up the gravel road to the west.
Tires crunched on gravel and he glanced out the door.
A huge white sycamore skeleton sprawled on the gravel beach, its bark long gone.
Surely he had heard the gravel fly when her car had stopped.
Its width is as a rule about 24 ft.; at present its surface is formed of rough cobbling, upon which there was probably a gravel layer, now washed away.
Or so, and thoroughly drained, and layers of different materials (gravel, cinders, moulds, silver-sand) laid down before the final covering of turf, 21 or 3 in.
The soil is for the most part glacial drift, composed of clay, sand and gravel, and varying greatly in depth.
The former presents an intimate mixture of boulders brought from Finland and Olonets (with an addition of local boulders) with small gravel, coarse sand and the finest glacial mud, - the whole bearing no trace of ever having been washed up and sorted by water in motion, except in subordinate layers of glacial sand and gravel; the size of the boulders decreases on the whole from N.
The slopes of the sides vary according to the nature of the ground, the amount of moisture present, &c. In solid rock they may be vertical; in gravel, sand or common earth they must, to prevent slipping, rise r ft.
The ballast consists of such materials as broken stone, furnace slag, gravel, cinders or earth, the lower layers commonly consisting of coarser materials than the top ones, and its purpose is to provide a firm, well-drained foundation in which the sleepers or crossties may be embedded and held in place, and by which the weight of the track and the trains may be distributed over the road-bed.
The hornbeam thrives well on stiff, clayey, moist soils, into which its roots penetrate deeply; on chalk or gravel it does not flourish.
The prevailing soils are sand and gravel loams, but other varieties are numerous, ranging from rich alluvial beds of extinct lakes, as in parts of Lyon and Esmeralda counties, to the strongly alkaline plains of the southern deserts.
On the Coastal Plain the soil is generally sandy, but in nearly all parts of this region more or less marl abounds; south of the Neuse river the soil is mostly a loose sand, north of it there is more loam on the uplands, and in the lowlands the soil is usually compact with clay, silt or peat; toward the western border of the region the sand becomes coarser and some gravel is mixed with it.
But he received an invitation to become morning preacher at Gravel Pit Chapel, Hackney.
Underneath the surface are beds of sand, gravel and clays, the last affording material for the manufacture of brick, tiles and pottery.
The surrounding country, which is traversed by gravel roads leading to the principal towns of the province, is fertile and well cultivated, producing sugar, tobacco and rice in abundance.
The alluvial extracted, which in the Malay Peninsula and Archipelago carries from 5 to 60 lb of tinstone (or "black tin," as it is termed by Cornish miners) to the cubic yard of gravel, is washed in various simple sluicing appliances, by which the lighter clay, sand and stones are removed and tinstone is left behind comparatively pure, containing usually 65 to 75% of metallic tin (chemically pure tinstone contains 78.7%).
In the north and west the clay is interspersed with patches of plateau gravel in the direction of Finchley (where boulder clay also appears), Enfield and Barnet; and of Bagshot sands on Hampstead Heath and Harrow Hill.
Gravel is found on the high ground about Richmond Park and Wimbledon.
The cost of filling has been greatly reduced by the system of flushing culm, sand, gravel and similar material, through pipes leading from the surface into mine workings.
The stones, averaging ten to a carat, are found in the river gravel or in alluvial deposits.
Within minutes a truck plunged down the hill and into the yard, stopping in a spray of gravel in front of the house.
Keaton kicked at a stick and made a mark in the gravel with the toe of his shoe.
He heard tires crunch on gravel outside the cabin.
She marveled at the soft crunch of gravel beneath her shoes.
Her added weight, though slight, caused the parking lot gravel to cut even deeper into his aching feet.
The gravel road led past a small subdivision, then a few individual houses and small but beautiful Lake Lenoir, before climbing into the open and leading to a beautiful panorama of the Uncompahgre Valley and the snow-capped mountains to the west.
She ran up the gravel road leading to the wooden door in the fortress.
With a squeal of brakes Dean narrowly missed the rider in front, who shouted a profanity and spun sideways to a stop in the roadside gravel, miraculously maintaining balance.
These valleys are generally levelfloored, but at their borders gradually slope upward, and are filled, often to a depth of several thousand feet, with the detritus of gravel, sand and silt from the neighbouring hills.
Wheels crunched on gravel as a car stopped in her drive.
Fifteen minutes to travel six miles to the clinic — most of it rough gravel roads.