Definitions

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  • n. A small amount.
  • n. An hundredth of an inch in the decimal system of measurement devised by Locke.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A measure equal to one tenth of a line.
  • n. Anything very small, or of little value.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A dialectal variant of grue.
  • n. A measure equal to one tenth of a line of a philosophical foot. It was never in general use.
  • n. Anything very small or of little value.

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  • And also the answer to the question, "There are three words in the English language that end in -gry. One is angry; the second is hungry. What's the third?"

    I must have heard that about 5 times before I remembered. ;-)

    March 1, 2007

  • The name for a hundredth of an inch in a long-forgotten decimal system of measurement devised by the philosopher John Locke (and presumably pronounced to rhyme with 'cry').

    March 1, 2007