- At the end of three hours, we reached the banks of a stream- the outlet of the second lake above mentioned- here and there frozen over, and then again tumbling down over rock and pebbly bottom in a thousand fantastic gambols; and very soon we had to ford it. - "Narrative of a Voyage to the Northwest Coast of America in the years 1811, 1812, 1813, and 1814 or the First American Settlement on the Pacific", Gabriel Franchere.
- But this was hard, gravelly and pebbly, and he walked close to the edge without fear of betraying himself. - "The Riflemen of the Miami", Edward S. Ellis.
- He moved as he spoke out into the moonlight, and began to climb the pebbly road; she was a step or two behind him. - "The Awakening of Helena Richie", Margaret Deland.