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Gibber Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    gibber n : unintelligible talking [syn: gibberish] v
  1. speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly [syn: chatter, piffle, palaver, prate, tittle-tattle, twaddle, clack, maunder, prattle, blab, tattle, blabber, gabble]
  2. chatter inarticulately; of monkeys
Gibber Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Gibber \Gib"ber\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Gibbered; p. pr. & vb. n. Gibbering.] [Akin to jabber, and gabble.] To speak rapidly and inarticulately. --Shak.
Gibber Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Gibber \Gib"ber\, n. [From Gib to balk.] A balky horse. --Youatt.
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Gibber'


A desert pavement is a desert surface that is covered with closely packed, interlocking angular or rounded rock fragments of pebble and cobble size.

Several theories have been proposed for their formation. The more common theory is that they form by the gradual removal of the sand, dust and other fine grained material by the wind and intermittent rain leaving only the larger fragments behind. This does not continue indefinitely, however, because once the pavement has been formed it can act as a barrier to further erosion. Secondly, it has been proposed that desert pavement forms from the shrink/swell properties of the clay underneath the pavement; when precipitation is absorbed by clay it causes it to expand and later when it dries it cracks along planes of weakness. This geomorphic action is believed to have the ability to transport small pebbles to the surface over time; it stays this way due to the lack of abundant precipitation that would otherwise destroy the pavement development through transport of the clasts or excessive vegetative growth.

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