Definitions

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  • proper n. A female given name; a medieval variant of Griselda, rare today.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • See grizel.
  • n. An obsolete spelling of grizzle.

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Examples

  • Our second child, a girl, I intended to call after her aunt Grissel; but my wife, who during her pregnancy had been reading romances, insisted upon her being called Olivia.

    The Vicar of Wakefield

  • In less than another year we had another daughter, and now I was determined that Grissel should be her name; but a rich relation taking a fancy to stand godmother, the girl was, by her directions, called Sophia; so that we had two romantic names in the family; but

    The Vicar of Wakefield

  • Our second child, a girl, I intended to call, after her aunt, Grissel; but my wife, who had been reading romances, insisted upon her being called

    English Literature for Boys and Girls

  • In less than another year we had another daughter, and now I was determined that Grissel should be her name; but a rich relation taking a fancy to stand god-mother, the girl was by her direction called Sophia; so that we had two romantic names in the family; but I solemnly protest I had no hand in it.

    English Literature for Boys and Girls

  • Probably the girls would choose _Patient Grissel_, _The History of Mother Bunch_ or _Cinderella_.

    Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 5

  • A number of ballads in all countries were dedicated to Griselda; the popularity of an English one is shown by the fact of other ballads being "to the tune of Patient Grissel."

    A Literary History of the English People From the Origins to the Renaissance

  • Grissel_, by Boccaccio; _Fortunatus_; _Valentine and Orson_;

    A Study of Fairy Tales

  • We done sot 'er by Ole Mis' Grissel w'en she wuz 'live, an' we done sot 'er by Miss Chris, an' we done sot 'er by

    The Voice of the People

  • En dar wuz Miss Chris 'en ole Miss Grissel a-makin' up ter 'em, en a-layin 'out er demselves fer

    The Voice of the People

  • On pages 123 and 124 of the folio Field discovered “this ballad of Chicago's patient Grissel (erroneously pronounced 'Gristle' in leading western circles), setting forth the miseries and the fate of a lass who loved a sailor”:

    Eugene Field A Study In Heredity And Contradictions

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