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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Peb·ble n.
 1. A small roundish piece of stone; especially, a stone worn and rounded by the action of water; a pebblestone. “The pebbles on the hungry beach.”
    As children gathering pebbles on the shore.   --Milton.
 2. Transparent and colorless rock crystal; as, Brazilian pebble; -- so called by opticians.
 Pebble powder, slow-burning gunpowder, in large cubical grains.
 Scotch pebble, varieties of quartz, as agate, chalcedony, etc., obtained from cavities in amygdaloid.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Scotch a.  Of or pertaining to Scotland, its language, or its inhabitants; Scottish.
 Scotch broom Bot., the Cytisus scoparius. See Broom.
 Scotch dipper, or Scotch duck Zool., the bufflehead; -- called also Scotch teal, and Scotchman.
 Scotch fiddle, the itch. [Low] --Sir W. Scott.
 Scotch mist, a coarse, dense mist, like fine rain.
 Scotch nightingale Zool., the sedge warbler. [Prov. Eng.]
 Scotch pebble. See under pebble.
 Scotch pine Bot. See Riga fir.
 Scotch thistle Bot., a species of thistle (Onopordon acanthium); -- so called from its being the national emblem of the Scotch.