Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In metallurgy, granulated or shotted pig-iron, used in the so-called Uchatius process for making steel invented in 1855, and nearly a hundred years earlier by John Wood.
  • n. A name (generally Mrs. Grundy, though Mr. Grundy is sometimes facetiously used) taken as representing society at large, or the particular part of it concerned, in regard to its censorship of personal conduct: from the frequent question of Dame Ashfield, a character in Morton's play “Speed the Plough” (1798), “What will Mrs. Grundy say?”

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.