Grise

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Grise grīs or grēs A step (in a flight of stairs); a degree. "Every grise of fortune
      Is smoothed by that below."
    • n Grise grīs See Grice, a pig.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • grise To be in terror; fear; tremble or shudder with fear.
    • grise To be in terror of; fear; dread.
    • n grise A pig; swine; especially, a little pig.
    • n grise Specifically, in heraldry, a young wild boar.
    • n grise A young animal of another kind, as a badger; a cub.
    • n grise Same as greese.
    • grise Gray.
    • n grise A gray fur, of the squirrel or rabbit.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Grise . See Gree (2).
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Prop. pl. of gree, a step

Usage

In literature:

Le jour mourrait en grosses barres rouges aux vitres de la chambre grise maintenant.
"Histoires grises" by E. Edouard Tavernier
Come, come, I will tie Grise at the door; get down, I insist upon it.
"The Devil's Pool" by George Sand
On trouve aussi parmi ces fragmens des breches calcaires grises.
"Theory of the Earth, Volume 1 (of 4)" by James Hutton
Immediatement dessus pose la pierre calcaire, elle est d'une grain fin, serre, couleur grise-jaunatre, ainsi que toute le reste.
"Theory of the Earth, Volume 2 (of 4)" by James Hutton
French, "Lavendiere," "Hoche-queue grise," "Bergeronette grise.
"Birds of Guernsey (1879)" by Cecil Smith
Per Jehan de grise, Lan de grace, M.ccc.xliij.
"Annals of the Bodleian Library, Oxford, A.D. 1598-A.D. 1867" by William Dunn Macray
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In poetry:

El estanque tiene suelta
su cabellera de algas
y al aire sus grises tetas
estremecidas de ranas.
"Nocturnos De La Ventana" by Federico Garcia Lorca