from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Grammar; hence, learning in general; erudition.
- noun Magic; enchantment.
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How can it be, I marvel at times, that men -- and women too -- will suffer themselves to be thus led astray, and yet follow on, oft knowing whither they go, after some one man or woman, that casteth over them a manner of gramary?
But when she ended, so great was the witchery of her fair face, and the gramary [magic] of her silver voice, that scarce man was in the hall but was ready to live and die with her.
_gramary_ (enchantment), and in French became a book of magic, under the alias of _Grimoire_.