• Edging grinder or Hog
    Edging grinder or Hog
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n grinder a machine tool that polishes metal
    • n grinder machinery that processes materials by grinding or crushing
    • n grinder grinding tooth with a broad crown; located behind the premolars
    • n grinder a large sandwich made of a long crusty roll split lengthwise and filled with meats and cheese (and tomato and onion and lettuce and condiments); different names are used in different sections of the United States
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: By 1850, the manual coffee grinder found its way to most upper middle class kitchens of the U.S.
    • Grinder A submarine sandwich.
    • Grinder One of the double teeth, used to grind or masticate the food; a molar.
    • Grinder One who, or that which, grinds.
    • Grinder (Zoöl) The restless flycatcher (Seisura inquieta) of Australia; -- called also restless thrush and volatile thrush. It makes a noise like a scissors grinder, to which the name alludes.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n grinder One who or that which grinds. One who grinds corn; formerly, one who ground corn with a hand-mill.
    • n grinder One of the double teeth used to grind or triturate the food; a molar; hence, a tooth in general. See molar.
    • n grinder One who sharpens or polishes cutting instruments: as, a scissors-grinder.
    • n grinder A grinding-machine; any implement or tool for grinding or polishing: as, an emery grinder.
    • n grinder The dish-washer or restless flycatcher, Seisura inquieta. See Seisura.
    • n grinder The night-jar, Caprimulgus europæus, more fully called knife-, razor-, or scissor-grinder, from the noise it makes. Compare spinner, wheel-bird.
    • n grinder A cylinder covered with emery for sharpening the wire teeth in card-clothing.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Grinder he who, or that which, grinds: a double or jaw tooth that grinds food: a coach or crammer of students for examination: a hard student
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  • Walter Bagehot
    “Writers like teeth are divided into incisors and grinders.”


Speak to the organ grinder not the monkey - Talk to the boss not the subordinate


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. grindan.


In literature:

He, with as much ear for music as an organ-grinder's monkey!
"The Belovéd Vagabond" by William J. Locke
A Knife-grinder at Hackney Wick; 7.
"Gipsy Life being an account of our Gipsies and their children" by George Smith
I was up with one of my old grinders half the night.
"The Girls of Central High in Camp" by Gertrude W. Morrison
The men were scissars' grinders and tinkers.
"A Historical Survey of the Customs, Habits, & Present State of the Gypsies" by John Hoyland
But what if the organ-grinder should really prove to be dead?
"Harper's Young People, October 5, 1880" by Various
Organ-Grinder, The Attack on the, 701.
"Harper's Young People, 1880 Index" by Various
Her quick eyes had spied an old organ grinder and his monkey on the other side of the dock.
"Four Little Blossoms at Brookside Farm" by Mabel C. Hawley
Four grain grinders to the right.
"Cooking and Dining in Imperial Rome" by Apicius
The whole structure is, as it were, imbedded in cement, which fills up the valleys, as in the upper grinders.
"Little Masterpieces of Science:" by Various
Meanwhile the organ-grinder went on with his work and the whole school was in an uproar.
"Kristy's Rainy Day Picnic" by Olive Thorne Miller

In poetry:

The yeoman on the Scottish lines,
The Sheffield grinder, worn and grim,
The delver in the Cornwall mines,
Look up with hope to him.
"Channing" by John Greenleaf Whittier
An organ-grinder's melancholy tune
In rainy streets, or from an attic sill
The blue skies of a windy afternoon
Where our kites climbed once from some grassy hill:
"The Need To Love" by Alan Seeger
These be the glorious ends whereto we pass —
Let Him who Is, go call on Him who Was;
And He shall see the mallie steals the slab
For currie-grinder, and for goats the grass.
"The Last Department" by Rudyard Kipling
They buck you off when ridden, they squish your leg when led;
They're mostly sittin' on their tails or standin' on their 'ead;
They reach their yellow grinders out an' gently chew your ear,
An' their necks is indiarubber for attackin' in the rear!
"Mules" by Cicely Fox Smith

In news:

During the 1930s, portable grain grinders from Jay Bee were a part of the American landscape.
As a result, a fleet of custom operators began trucking Jay Bee portable grinders from farm to farm to provide this service to growers.
Jay Bee portable feed grinder .
Easy victory or grinder to the end.
Grinder -Polisher Offers Repeatable Sample Preparation.
The EcoMet 250 grinder -polisher is designed to meet medical industry needs.
Bowling Green Police say late Wednesday night, November 19, someone stole a $25,000 tree stump grinder and tools from the Motel 6 parking lot on Scottsville Road.
Has sided with the grinder 's maker, which was represented by a Glastonbury attorney.
The Washington Meat Grinder Casualties of public service.
A neighborhood bar that bakes pizza and grinder sandwiches in their stone hearth oven can't possibly be bad.
John Tortorella wants the Rangers to grind, but the head coach simply doesn't have enough grinders in his lineup.
Warren & Baerg Introduces the Model G278-30-400 Horizontal Grinder with Feed Roller Assembly.
The Model G278-30-400 Grinder with Feed Roller Assembly is the largest and the latest generation of Warren & Baerg's high production, virtually dust free round bale grinders.
The grinder sliced a link in:30, but not without being difficult and dangerous to stabilize on the chains.
David Hobart, creator and owner of the business, says his interest of the kitchen device began when he received his grandmother's "unique" pepper grinder following her passing.

In science:

The algorithm has been constructed by hand, and implemented as a REDUCE package Grinder .
Three-loop results in HQET