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  • noun Plural form of gridiron.


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  • "gridirons"; there is a stream crossed by rugged little stone bridges.

    The Cornwall Coast

  • Davis, the halfback known as "Mr. Outside" was one of the few big-name players on the Army team who had gone directly to West Point from the gridirons of high school.

    The Army-Navy Game Nobody Missed

  • Across the sports world, from college pep rallies to the gridirons of the NFL, it ' s becoming the year of the Dougie.


  • Management multiplied the camera angles, narrowed the strike zone, sodded the diamonds and the gridirons with AstroTurf, enlarged the jumbotrons, shortened the distance to the outfield fences, strengthened the golf clubs, adjusted the rules and the clocks to allow more time for the beer and truck commercials, bulked up the salaries paid to players bulked up to resemble the designated hitters in World of Warcraft.

    Lewis Lapham: Field of Dreams: The CIA and Me and Other Adventures in American Sports

  • Tacket, rummaged among trenchers and dishes, snatched pots from the fire, and placed pans and gridirons on it, accompanying her own feats of personal activity with such a continued list of injunctions to Tibb, that

    The Monastery

  • So does the ironmongery — candle – boxes, and gridirons, and that sort of necessaries — because those things tell, and mount up.

    David Copperfield

  • Are not the churches full of martyrs with choppers in their meek heads; virgins on gridirons; riddled

    The Newcomes

  • Men were lying on the gridirons smoking, women were preparing what might be the breakfast, and babies were crawling over the open floors, born with the instinct not to tumble over the edge into the river below.

    The Golden Chersonese and the way thither

  • It was very difficult to get down the steep, slippery bank, into a precarious canoe which I could not see, and so thick was the darkness that I sat down in the water between the two gridirons, and had to remain there during the crossing, which took a long time, being against the stream.

    The Golden Chersonese and the way thither

  • The open floor, while it gives air and ventilation, has also its disadvantages, for solid and liquid refuse is thrown through it so conveniently that the ground under the house is apt to contain stagnant pools and heaps of decomposing matter, and men lying asleep on mats on these gridirons have sometimes been stabbed with

    The Golden Chersonese and the way thither


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