• WordNet 3.6
    • v grime make soiled, filthy, or dirty "don't soil your clothes when you play outside!"
    • n grime the state of being covered with unclean things
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Grime Foul matter; dirt, rubbed in; sullying blackness, deeply ingrained.
    • v. t Grime To sully or soil deeply; to dirt.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n grime Foul matter; dirt; soil; foulness, especially of a surface; smuttiness.
    • grime To cover with dirt; soil; befoul; begrime.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Grime grīm ingrained dirt
    • v.t Grime to soil deeply
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. Dan. grim, griim, lampblack, soot, grime, Icel. grīma, mask, sort of hood, OD. grijmsel, grimsel, soot, smut, and E. grimace,


In literature:

I am almost as averse to them now as Peter Grimes.
"Letters of Edward FitzGerald in Two Volumes Vol. II" by Edward FitzGerald
Larkin, Grimes and the Hester men were with the former crowd, and Long Tom, Jasper Very, George LeMonde, and Hans Schmidt with the latter.
"The Kentucky Ranger" by Edward T. Curnick
Eleven of them spoke all at once, Saying 'Hugh in the Grime, you are guilty.
"Ballads of Scottish Tradition and Romance" by Various
In Grimes County it ain't even cold these days, and I never wore no shoes.
"Slave Narratives, Oklahoma" by Various
His face was grimed, his field uniform stained and torn.
"Storm Over Warlock" by Andre Norton
The lameness had gone; the figure was erect; the face, in spite of its grime, was youthful and handsome!
"Kilgorman" by Talbot Baines Reed
His study was a spectacle for untidiness and grime.
"The Cock-House at Fellsgarth" by Talbot Baines Reed
His hands were grimed with powder and there 25 were splashes of blood upon his tattered clothing.
"Story Hour Readings: Seventh Year" by E.C. Hartwell
Fresh from London smoke and grime, the clear mountain air tasted almost incredibly pure and fresh.
"Big Game" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
Within the schoolhouse the painted walls are dingy with smoke and grime.
"New Ideals in Rural Schools" by George Herbert Betts

In poetry:

I hear my whistle shriek
Between teeth set,
I fling an arm up,
Scramble up the grime
Over the parapet!
"The Assault" by Robert Nichols
Red his cheeks beneath their griming
Bum; his wide mouth sadly twitches,
And his beautiful big eyes are
Piteously o'erbrimmed with sorrow.
"The North Sea -- First Cycle" by Heinrich Heine
Now we return with noiseless tread,
These cottage doors are shut betimes,
Listen, this is old John Grimes',
He reads before he goes to bed;
"An Autumn Evening" by William Bell Scott
He, born into a richer newer time,
And with a wealthier past behind, will sing,
Our wild fire-monster blurr'd with smoke and grime,
Traffic's sole lord and king:
"Finis" by Alexander Anderson
I marked the thick grime on her main-deck forlorn,
I marked the poor masts of her, woeful and shorn;
And all of my thought was that sure it was shame
To see such an end of that clipper of fame.
"The Ould Has-Been" by Cicely Fox Smith
Narrow is the street, Dear, and dingy are the walls
Wherein I wait your coming as the twilight falls.
All day with dreams I gild the grime till at your step I start—
Ah Love, my country in your arms—my home upon your heart!
"Where Love Is" by Amelia Josephine Burr

In news:

The Seymour Herald is proud to welcome its new managing editor , David Grimes.
Marco Brambilla's 'Creation' spectacle at Christopher Grimes.
( Pam Grimes / November 7, 2012 ).
Texans sign RB Jonathan Grimes, waive LB Mister Alexander.
Terry Amace Grimes, Delaney Place, Dudley, died on the scene after he apparently.
The Jets created two roster spots Tuesday, waiving RB Jonathan Grimes and releasing DT Daniel Muir .
In our eyes, Grimes can basically do no wrong.
The daughter of the late Lennox and Eva (Grimes) Noble .
Kihei – THE SOUTH SIDE GETS A TASTE OF ONO GRIMES this weekend with the island band, led by guitarist, singer and radio personality Steve Grimes.
Now fans can get their first taste of what's to come with a stream of the band's new song 'Grime of the Century.
George Fulton and Don Grimes.
24 years later, Grimes rape conviction overturned .
Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is encouraging Commonwealth residents to participate in the upcoming state primaries by volunteering as election officers or poll workers.
Grimes December 1, 1924- March 30, 2012 Percy Lewellyn Kvitne was born December 1, 1924, the son of Albert C Kvitne and his wife, Christine (Quanrud) Kvitne at Buxton, North – Continue reading.
Pilgrim Palooza is a concert and night out featuring winner from TV show Next GAC Star, One Night Rodeo with opening act Justin Grimes.

In science:

Zheng W., Kriss G. A., Telfer R. C., Grimes J. P., Davidsen A. F., 1997, ApJ, 475, 469 The appendix below describes how to go from crosssections to reaction rates and heating terms.
On the population of primordial star clusters in the presence of UV background radiation
Stevenson, Vassilka Tsaneva, Stafford Withington, Paul Grimes, Bradley Johnson, Ghassan Yassin, Lucio Piccirillo, Giampaolo Pisano, William D.
Prototype finline-coupled TES bolometers for CLOVER
Recent FUSE observations including other ISM absorption lines con firm t he absence of an outflow in IZw 18 on a large aperture including by far all the UV emitting regions of this galaxy; Grimes et al. (2008) measure velocity shifts between ∼ 0 and 40 km s−1 with a mean offset of 8 km s−1 .
On The Origin of Lyman-alpha Absorption in Nearby Starbursts and Implications for Other Galaxies
Martin 2005; Grimes et al. 2008), mostly correlated with galaxy luminosity, stellar mass, and SFR. A more detailed analysis of the full sample of nearby starbursts observed in Lyα will be presented elsewhere (Atek et al. 2009).
On The Origin of Lyman-alpha Absorption in Nearby Starbursts and Implications for Other Galaxies
In comparison, IZw 18 is a very low luminosity, low SFR object (with a UV luminosity lower than that of LBGs by 2 –3 orders of magnitude, SFR(UV) ∼ 0.3 M⊙ yr−1 (Grimes et al. 2008) with a low extinction (E (B − V ) <∼ 0.05), which shows a static ISM.
On The Origin of Lyman-alpha Absorption in Nearby Starbursts and Implications for Other Galaxies