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gravel-pounder

slang An infantry soldier. Was Grandpa really a gravel-pounder in World War II?
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gravel-pounder

n. an infantry soldier. (Military.) Do you really want to join the Army and be a gravel-pounder?
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Kate looked very much perplexed, and was apparently about to ask for further explanation, when a shouting and scuffling noise, as of an elderly gentleman whooping, and kicking up his legs on loose gravel, with great violence, was heard to proceed from the same direction as the former sounds; and before they had subsided, a large cucumber was seen to shoot up in the air with the velocity of a sky-rocket, whence it descended, tumbling over and over, until it fell at Mrs Nickleby's feet.
"He can't make that side-jump to the gravel," Chris warned.
On the instant he struck, Lute lightly touched his neck with the rein, impelling him to the left; and in that instant, tottering on the insecure footing, with front feet slipping over into the pool beyond, he lifted on his hind legs, with a half turn, sprang to the left, and dropped squarely down to the tiny gravel bed.
He said the JRMP II will need more or less one million cubic meters of sand and gravel for the three-year construction period.
The CEO said the study alone on the C44 Tsumkwe gravel road will cost approximately N.dollars 2 million for a distance of about 300 kilometres from the T-junction of Grootfontein to Tsumkwe, Gam and Dobe border post.
"The way that we started in gravel racing was accidental," she says.
11:45 Arrive at Thelen Sand & Gravel's Petersen mine located at 914 West State Route 120 in Lakemoor.
Pea gravel patios consist of enclosed spaces filled with small pieces of gravel.
According to Angeles, sand and gravel production is largely used in road ballast to concreting in most construction projects.
Scottish cycling legend Graeme Obree will also be speaking and tackling his first gravel enduro.
The association also argued the dust and noise from the gravel pit would negatively impact residents' quality of life and residential property values.
With gritty, challenging opponents, engaging race venues and satisfyingly tight controls, Gravel is a plucky young upstart well worth checking out.
In fact, gravel is often used to improve road performance of red clay in construction sites, but laboratory research focused on the effect of gravel on the performance is seldom.
A retaining edge will help gravel from spilling into borders.