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  • noun Plural form of grater.


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  • If you want to be a bit more specialised, not to say recherché, go for one of those Japanese porcelain graters used for wasabi; £3.49 from the Japan Centre.

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  • "There, Dolly," said Nabby, seating herself on a flat stone by the brook, "I'm goin 'to rest a minute, and you can find some of them sweet-flag' graters 'if you want."

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  • "I didn't set out to make cheese graters," Mr. Grace, an engineer by education, said recently.

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  • This vendor sells gourmet graters -- for ginger, cinnamon, cheese and more -- imported from Spain.

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  • This time around, Homily, Pod and Arrietty Clock live under Victoria Wood's floorboards in the traditionally Heath Robinson-esque miniature world of security gates made of cheese graters and paperclips, a single strawberry cream serving as pudding two nights in a row and cotton reels for tables.

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  • A legless man hawks nutmeg graters, a blind man lives by selling bootlaces, and an 8-year-old peddles watercresses.

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  • The Houston rodeo features a "Go Tejano Day," which caters to the city's growing Hispanic population, and a massive market, with vendors selling everything from gourmet ginger-root graters imported from Spain to wine-bottle holders in the shape of cowboy boots.

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  • Displayed behind glass walls, the studio's small table is cluttered with calipers and compasses, files, graters and rasps, a spoon, a scruffy toothbrush; his cane hangs on the back of his rattan armchair, an old-fashioned radio sits on a shelf behind it.

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  • Oxo, the company known for ergonomic can openers and graters, this fall introduced a snow brush for cars that has an extension handle and rotating head.

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  • A micro plane zester is a relatively new gadget in the kitchen when you consider how long egg slicers and cheese graters have been around.

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