Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To pierce; cut.
- To grate; jar harshly.
- To act or pass cuttingly or piercingly.
- To grate; grind; scrape harshly; make a grating sound.
- n. A harsh grinding, cutting, or hacking; a harsh grating sound.
- v. obsolete, transitive To pierce (something) with a weapon; to wound, to stab.
- v. obsolete, intransitive To travel through something, of a weapon or sharp object.
- v. To produce a grinding or scraping sound.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To cut with a grating sound; to cut; to penetrate or pierce harshly.
- n. A harsh scraping or cutting; a grating.
- From a metathetic variation of gird ("to strike, smite, upbraid, scold, jibe"), from Middle English girden, gerden ("to strike, thrust, smite", literally "smite with a rod"), from gerd, yerd ("a rod, yard"). More at yard. (Wiktionary)
“Then I saw some cabmen and others had walked boldly into the sand pits, and heard the clatter of hoofs and the gride of wheels.”
“Tendrils place byutimous wreafs made 0 fragrant sweetpea fleurs & vines to place on the hedz o da gride and broom, er, bride & groom.”
“The tumultuous noise resolved itself now into the disorderly mingling of many voices, the gride of many wheels, the creaking of waggons, and the staccato of hoofs.”
“Then suddenly, heralded by clattering sounds and a gride of wheels, Dangle had flared and thundered across the tranquillity of the summer evening; Dangle, swaying and gesticulating behind a corybantic black horse, had hailed Jessie by her name, had backed towards the hedge for no ostensible reason, and vanished to the accomplishment of the Fate that had been written down for him from the very beginning of things.”
“It came on the heels of my question in the form of a clatter of horses without, and the gride and cessation of wheels.”
“He was quite alone — for his coachman was ill in bed — and there was nothing to be seen on either hand but a drifting mystery of hedge running athwart the yellow glare of his lamps, and nothing to hear but the clitter-clatter of his horses and the gride and hedge echo of his wheels.”
“The retainers follow, the vaulted ceilings echoing back the sharp gride of their footsteps.”
“We are vividly conscious of the summer's breeze which tumbles the pears in the orchard, and the winter's storm when the leafless ribs of the wood clang and gride.”
“The step was heavy, and accompanied with the gride and clang of coarse sandals.”
“The tumultuous noise resolved itself now into the disorderly mangling of many voices, the gride of many wheels, the creaking of waggons, and the staccato of hoofs.”
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to cepstrumize a word is to reverse its 1st 4 characters in the way that "cepstrum" was derived from "spectrum" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cepstrum...
A selection from Christopher Foyle's book, Foyle's Philavery: A Treasury of Unusual Words, which I was delighted to learn about here.
A sound garden.
I sound my barbaric yawp over the roofs of the world. --Walt Whitman
Annoying, loud, or awful sounds.
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