gerund-grinder love


from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A pedant; a pedagogue.


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  • With what a "Faugh!" the great gerund-grinder would thump his cane upon the floor, and go lumbering away!

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 13, No. 77, March, 1864

  • With mind strengthened by exercise, even in a desert, and lungs developed by football, the youth may be able to delve the harder for knowledge when happily released from the "gerund-grinder," to pray the more lustily to the immortal gods for understanding, which transmutes what were else base metal into ingots of fine gold.

    The Complete Works of Brann the Iconoclast, Volume 1.


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