Tuesday, September 10, 2013

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grist

noun [grist]

1. Grain to be ground.

2. Ground grain; meal produced from grinding.

3. A quantity of grain for grinding at one time; the amount of meal from one grinding.

4. Older Use. a quantity or lot.

verb (used with object)

5. To grind (grain).

Idioms

6. Grist for / to one's mill, something employed to one's profit or advantage, especially something seemingly unpromising: Every delay was so much more grist for her mill.

Origin:

before 1000; Middle English, Old English; akin to Old English grindan to grind

Related formsgrist·er, noun

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