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- n. Plural form of gradgrind.
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I would be the first to mock the hapless PhD-toting gradgrinds who torture our language thusly: "Dylan's lyrics construct an author-reader relation posited on the model of an irresolvable enigma which is both the incitement to and the perpetual frustration of readerly desire."
: 'They are, in fact, so many chessical gradgrinds.'