Gravelly sentence example
His voice was gravelly from lack of use, and his arms and legs felt heavy as he tested them.
On leaving the hills it enters on a flat country, and extends over a gravelly bed.
The soil is a gravelly clay but moderately fertile, and cattle-raising is largely carried on.
Strong heavy clay soils, sandy and gravelly soils, are almost entirely absent; and the mixture of soil arising from the various stratifications and from the detritus carried down to the plains has created many districts of remarkable richness.
The warbled voice was gravelly.Advertisement
Back in the main passage, a low gravelly bedding plane, oval in section, leads out of the chamber.
It emerges between two cliffs of red breccia, a gravelly rock laid down by floods some 250 million years ago.
The soil of the district is remarkably fertile, except that of Moorhouse, which is mostly of a light gravelly nature.
The soil in the enclosed land is generally light and gravelly, producing excellent oats and potatoes, with some wheat and barley.
They settle on other worm tubes, building large mounds that eventually transform a flat sandy gravelly seabed into an extensive reef.Advertisement
Here the gravelly desert is characterized by cushion plants, such as Anabasis aretioides; by switch plants, such as Retama Retam; and specially by spiny plants, such as Zizyphus Lotus and Zilla macropteris; whereas succulent plants are rare.
While there are few soils in which it will not thrive, it prefers such as are light, with a warm gravelly subsoil.
It thrives in light sandy soil, and is not fastidious, coming from sandy, gravelly places.
The main points in beginning the culture of Narcissi are to get sound and healthy bulbs as early as possible after June, and to plant or pot them at once in good fibrous, sandy, or gravelly loam, or in any virgin soil.
It is, however, pretty and worth a place on open parts of the rock garden, in gravelly or gritty soil.Advertisement
Sternbergia Lutea - The great autumn Daffodil of Parkinson, it is a very pretty hardy plant, best on warm gravelly soils.
It thrives best among the dwarfer alpine plants, in warm positions, in deep sandy or gravelly soil.
It is valuable for such positions, particularly on hot gravelly or chalky soils.
Everything about Jenn was sexy, from her tight clothing to her sensual walk to her smoky make-up and low, gravelly voice.
While his form was large enough to be a man the size of Damian's Guardians, his voice was terrified and gravelly, as if he hadn't ever spoken to anyone.Advertisement
With a low brow and piercing gaze, gravelly voice, a perfectly sculpted body and rugged features, Gabriel was the sexiest man she'd ever seen.
Gabriel's gravelly voice reminded her of one of the reasons she'd snapped in the first place.
Brady's voice held the gravelly note it had since his neck was injured.
It prefers clear streams flowing over a gravelly bottom, and deep, still water, keeping close to the bottom in winter but disporting itself near the surface in the sunshine of summer.
The dace is a lively, active fish, of gregarious habits, and exceedingly prolific, depositing its eggs in May and June at the roots of aquatic plants or in the gravelly beds of the streams it frequents.Advertisement
Many soils of a light sandy or gravelly or peaty nature and liable to drought and looseness of texture can be improved by the addition of large amounts of clay of an ordinary character.
It is best adapted for application to clays and fen lands and should not be practised on shallow light sands or gravelly soils, since the humus so necessary for the fertility of such areas is reduced too much and the soil rendered too porous and liable to suffer from drought.
The tree succeeds in deep, sandy or calcareous loams, and in stiff loams resting on a gravelly bottom.
This tract, known as the Hamad, is a Syrian gravelly plain unbroken by any considerable range of hills desert.
The lowland strip or Tehama consists partly of a gravelly plain, the Khabt, covered sparsely with acacia and other desert shrubs and trees, and furnishing pasturage for large flocks of goats and camels; and partly of sterile wastes of sand like the Ramla, which extends on either side of Aden almost from the seashore to the foot of the hills.Advertisement
In contrast, the Yellowstone is a stream of bright clear water running over a gravelly bed and among numerous forest-clad islands.
The spawn of the herring is adhesive, and is deposited on rough gravelly ground at varying distances from the coast and always in comparatively shallow water.
To the latter belong the Greenshank and Redshank, as well as the Common Sandpiper, the " Summer-Snipe " above-mentioned, a bird hardly exceeding a skylark in size, and of very general distribution throughout the British Islands, but chiefly frequenting clear streams, especially those with a gravelly or rocky bottom, and mast generally breeding on the beds of sand or shingle on their banks.
In the Cumberland Plateau and Great Valley Regions are a red or brown loam, rich in decomposed limestone and calcareous shales, and sandy or gravelly loaTns.
A pit of this character may be sunk into the ground deeper than is indicated in the figure if the subsoil is dry and gravelly, but in the case of a damp subsoil it should rather be more elevated, as the soil could easily be sloped up to meet the retaining wall.Advertisement
At the present day the only place where the search for diamonds is pursued as a regular industry is the native state of Panna in Bundelkhand The stones are found by digging down through several strata of gravelly soil and washing the earth.
Most of the wines grown on a purely gravelly soil are termed " Graves," but there is a specific district of Graves which lies south of Bordeaux and west of the river, and extends as far as Graves.
In search of a gravelly spawning-ground the sturgeon go up the river as far as Sarepta (250 m.).
Mediterranean plant which spreads to the south of England, where it is sometimes found in gravelly ditches and pools.
On the opposite side of the river, in addition to the cultivated portions of the bank, there is a large tract extending from south of Kuhak, or the Seistan dam (band), to the gravelly soil below the mountain ranges which separate Seistan from Baluchistan and Narmashir.Advertisement
It was low and gravelly with an edge of huskiness.