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!
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.