• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Griff A person of mixed blood.
    • Griff (Weaving) An arrangement of parallel bars for lifting the hooked wires which raise the warp threads in a loom for weaving figured goods.
    • Griff Grasp; reach. "A vein of gold ore within one spade's griff ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n griff Gripe; grasp; reach.
    • n griff Same as griffin, 4.
    • griff An obsolete variant of graft.
    • n griff A deep valley with a rocky chasm at the bottom.
    • n griff A mulatto; also, one of mixed Indian and negro blood.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. griffe, G. griff, prop., a grasping


In literature:

The nurse, a comfortable looking Griffe woman in white apron and cap, was urging her to return to her bedroom.
"The Awakening and Selected Short Stories" by Kate Chopin
Meanwhile within the van der Griff house all were agog with excitement in expectation of the arrival of the distinguished guest.
"A Parody Outline of History" by Donald Ogden Stewart
Take it easy, Griff; you're caught.
"The Eustace Diamonds" by Anthony Trollope
A few months after George Eliot's birth the family moved to another home, in the parish of Griff, where her childhood was largely passed.
"English Literature" by William J. Long
Mary Ann Evans was born Nov. 22, 1819, at Arbury Farm, a mile from Griff, in Warwickshire, England.
"Lives of Girls Who Became Famous" by Sarah Knowles Bolton
Pattes de Matou aux Griffes.
"Punch, Or The London Charivari, Vol. 102, February 6, 1892" by Various
It is amusing to hear Griff swearing at him.
"The Loyalist" by James Francis Barrett
Charles T. Griffes's "The White Peacock" produced at the Rivoli Theatre, New York City.
"Annals of Music in America" by Henry Charles Lahee
Water colour of Griff Hollows, "The Red Deeps," 1876, by Miss Patty Townsend.
"George Eliot Centenary, November 1919" by Coventry Libraries Committee
Seven or eight cases in hospital; Griff down with boils.
"An Artilleryman's Diary" by Jenkin Lloyd Jones

In news:

Martin Griff / The Times The Village at Tamarack Resort is a combination of temporary structures, completed buildings and buildings covered in Tyvek®, building paper.
Martin Griff/The Times Senior co-caption Ryan Mahn, right, played his last game in Saturday's loss to Chatham.
Martin Griff / The Times Check out the not so fine print at the bottom of the menu at Stratton in southern Vermont.
Warmer in Alyeska Alaska than Eastern U.S. Martin Griff / The Times A view of The Hotel Alyeska from the Tram.
Martin Griff/The Times of Trenton A view of the statehouse dome in Trenton.
Martin Griff/The Times Altoona Curve starting pitcher Gerrit Cole shut out the Thunder in his 5?
Enlarge Martin Griff / The Times Lonni Sue Johnson with some of her work being set up for an exhibition opening at Morven in Princeton on Jan 26.
Martin Griff / The Times Iditarod Restart sign (the dog sled race starts in Anchorage and has an official restart in Wasilla 46 miles later.
Martin Griff / The Times of Trenton A file photo of Trenton Babe Ruth League commissioner George Bleistein, left, speaking at the opening of the West End Indoor Batting Cage Facility on Edgewood Avenue in Trenton on Monday, November 7, 2011.
Martin Griff/The Times Luke Murton's blast to dead center field came with two outs in the eighth inning against All-Star reliever Armando Rodriguez.
Martin Griff/The Times Rider head coach Barry Davis saw his team's run in the MAAC Tournament come to an end with the 6-5 loss to Manhattan Saturday.
Enlarge Martin Griff / The Times Trenton Mayor Tony Mack leaves the podium after delivering his biennial review of the city at the Mayor's office on Tuesday, June 12, 2012.
Enlarge Martin Griff / The Times The Lawrenceville School's David Xin wins the 200 Individual Medley with a time of 2:07.81 in a swim meet against the Pennington School at Pennington on Monday, December 10, 2012.
Martin Griff/The Times The Pennington School's Anna Soccorsi.
In steamy Utica gym this past summer, Alshwan Hymes was talking about prospects for his Canisius Golden Griffs.

In science:

Theorem 1.1 ([G]) Let X ⊂ P4 be a general quintic threefold, the Griffiths group Griff 2 (X ) is nontrivial, even modulo torsion.
Generalized Abel-Jacobi map on Lawson homology
Remark 1.1 Clemens has obtained further results: Under the same assumption as those in Theorem 1.1, Griff 2 (X ) ⊗ Q is an infinitely generated Q-vector space [Cl].
Generalized Abel-Jacobi map on Lawson homology
Remark 3.2 This map (6) defined above is exactly the usual Abel-Jacobi map on Griffiths ∼= Griff p (X ) (cf. group when k = 0 since there is a natural isomorphism LpH2p (X )hom [F1]).
Generalized Abel-Jacobi map on Lawson homology
When X is smooth projective over C, the alg (X ) is finitely generated if and only if the Griffiths group Griff ∗ (X ) is L∗ -module Ω∗ finitely generated.
Algebraic cobordism theory attached to algebraic equivalence
Recall that for a smooth pro jective complex scheme X , the Griffiths group Griff r (X ) of X is the group of codimension r homologically trivial cycles modulo algebraic equivalence.
Algebraic cobordism theory attached to algebraic equivalence