• WordNet 3.6
    • n griminess the state of being grimy
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Griminess The state of being grimy.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n griminess The state or quality of being grimy; foulness; filthiness.
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In literature:

The girl drew her furs closer about her throat, and watched a grimy barge that was creeping up stream.
"In Friendship's Guise" by Wm. Murray Graydon
But keep your grimy hands off my Rabelais, or I'll trounce you.
"The Grey Cloak" by Harold MacGrath
The little girl comrade was gone, the little girl whose face he had so tenderly scrubbed of its grimy sand.
"The Palace of Darkened Windows" by Mary Hastings Bradley
As usual, Bennett paced the floor from wall to wall, his cigar in his teeth, his tattered, grimy ice-journal in his hand.
"A Man's Woman" by Frank Norris
Wiping her grimy hands on her apron, she sank listlessly down on a chair in the kitchen to rest a while.
"Bought and Paid For" by Arthur Hornblow
He reached out stealthily and rested one grimy hand on the very edge of her little dress.
"The Turtles of Tasman" by Jack London
Through the grimy glass he saw an empty, board-walled room, a slant of sunlight across the floor, and in the sunlight a rusted stove.
"Sundown Slim" by Henry Hubert Knibbs
A man was speaking to her, an elderly, grimy, frightened-looking man, with a bald head.
"Tales from Many Sources" by Various
Gabriel set down the dog and took off his hat, and his clear eyes looked out of his grimy face.
"Jewel's Story Book" by Clara Louise Burnham
He saw himself loom large, dishevelled, grimy, travel-stained.
"The Upas Tree" by Florence L. Barclay

In poetry:

Laughs the happy April morn
Thro' my grimy, little window,
And a shaft of sunshine pushes
Thro' the shadows in the square.
" Anterotics" by William Ernest Henley
Out of the sunshine and out of the heat,
Out of the dust of the grimy street,
A song fluttered down in the form of a dove,
And it bore me a message, the one word--Love!
"The Dove" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
Grimy men with picks and shovels
Who in darkness sweat unseen,
Climb from out your lousy hovels,
Build a palace for the Queen;
Praise the powers that be for giving
You a chance to make a living.
"The Palace" by Robert W Service
Shall nevermore, engendered of thy fame,
A new sea-eagle heir thy conqueror name.
And with commissioned talons wrench
From thy supplanter's grimy clench
His sheath of steel, his wings of smoke and flame?
"Turner's Old Temeraire" by James Russell Lowell
There sat a raven 'mid the pines so dark,
The pines so silent and so dark at morn
A ragged bird with feathers rough and torn,
Whetting his grimy beak upon the bark,
And croaking hoarsely to the woods forlorn.
"The Raven" by Walter Richard Cassels
The pigeons of the Abbey, the pigeons of Saint Paul's,
That woo in windy niches of grey and grimy walls,
The pearl-grey dawns of London, his sky that gleams and glooms,
His stately smoky sunsets are in their changing plumes.
"London Seagulls" by Cicely Fox Smith

In news:

Dredd is a gorgeous, grimy, and relentlessly gory spectacle that gets most of the important things right.
Subway cars are looking less grimy these days, but don't tell that to R train riders.
An answer for a grimy keyboard tech talk nick DeLorenzo.
Teen opens mobile shower for grimy ND oil workers.
Dallas Mavericks' defense has got to get ' grimy and dirty'.
We get grimy , look funky and love it.
How is it that a band can sound so filthy, so grimy, so sultry and so put-together at the same time.
Dipping into Grimy Genre Greats from the Warner Archive.
Two grimy industries combine to create some Autocar gems.
This white-keyed washable keyboard is designed to withstand the rigors of life, from grimy fingers to splashes of soda.
Exercise-obsessed folks were schlepping their gear around in worn-out, grimy bags —breeding grounds for germs and bacteria.
A Victorian-era landmark draws professionals seeking to ride the transformation of a grimy London district.
Ke$ha's "Warrior" is over-reaching glitzy, grimy pop (review).
It's a tiny L.A.-style oasis within the grimy streets of the Tenderloin -- a vision of pink doors and palm trees.
Built-In Seasoning Or Grimy Mess.