Gravel it's a notion that comes from I will reply, a Latin term that translates as "Fill" . The concept is often used to name the filling which is done with small pieces of stone, brick, gravel and other materials to pave a path or cover a gap.
For example: “To get to the waterfall, you must travel about thirty kilometers on a gravel road”, “The municipality should replace the gravel of rural trails”, “A stone hit the windshield of my car when it was driving on gravel”.
Gravel roads are frequent in rural, mountainous or less traveled areas. Due to the characteristics of the landfill, these roads have greater resistance than the roads of land and suffer less waterlogging. However, gravel presents disadvantages compared to asphalt .
The gravel needs frequent maintenance so that the roads remain passable. It also requires a very cautious driving since cars can have adhesion problems and stability , something that does not happen on the paved roads.
Ripio is also used to name the remains Of something: "We still can not take the rubble of the military presence in this area".
In the field of writing and conversation, it is known as gravel at superfluous and unnecessary expressions that are used to complete a speech or a work . An example of gravel in a dissertation would be the following: "Through these words my intention is to tell you what I think ...". All these words are unnecessary since the individual could start his speech by simply saying "I think that… ".
It is important to know that within the scope of poetry the term gravel is used very frequently. In this case, it is used to refer to an easy rhyme type or even an absolutely vain phrase that is used with the clear objective of being able to complete a verse.
Of that type of rhyme we can also point out another series of interesting aspects such as these that we show you below:
-The poets who, frequently, abuse the use of it are known as ripious.
-Also the poems that include several gravels throughout their structure are given the name of ripios.
-Among the authors who have used it with some frequency and ease we find Pedro Muñoz Seca, Lope de Vega and even Miguel Echegaray.
- It is not necessary to ignore that, in the same way, the rubble of that type also becomes very present in which is the world of music. Thus, for example, it is believed that one of the composers and singers who use it most in his songs is none other than Joaquín Sabina.
In addition to all of the above, we must not forget that we also use the term that occupies us within popular expressions already consolidated and that we have all used on occasion. We are referring, for example, to "not losing rubble." This is used to indicate that someone is very attentive to something that is being said or done so that no detail is missed.