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gravelly

Pronunciation: /ˈgrævəli/

Translation of gravelly in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • [beach] de grava; [soil] pedregoso a gravelly voice una voz bronca or áspera
    Example sentences
    • Much of this carpet of herbs is on shallow gravelly and stony soils, too poor for buffel, or under mulga trees.
    • Non-cohesive soils include silty, sandy, and gravelly soils in which there is no cohesion except that derived from any minor amount of clay matrix or from water tension between particles.
    • If the pond is located in sandy or gravelly soils or near fractured bedrock, seal the pond with an approved plastic liner or at least 6 inches of compact clay.

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