Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See griff.
  • noun The part of a Jacquard loom which raises the warp-threads. Also called knife-box.
  • noun In medieval architecture, from the eleventh to the fifteenth century, an ornament on the bases of pillars, connecting the torus with each angle of the plinth.
  • noun In wine-making, a deposit which forms within eight or ten days after new wines are bottled.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Local, U. S. The offspring of a mulatto woman and a negro; also, a mulatto.
  • noun A person of mixed negro and American Indian blood.

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  • noun US, dialectal The offspring of a mulatto woman and a negro.
  • noun US, dialectal A mulatto.

Etymologies

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French

Examples

  • If you don't want your fall/winter (spring/summer) collection branded by the unmistakeable "griffe" of moths, choose Autan 4 Seasons.

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  • If you don't want your fall/winter (spring/summer) collection branded by the unmistakeable "griffe" of moths, choose Autan 4 Seasons.

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  • If you don't want your fall/winter (spring/summer) collection branded by the unmistakeable "griffe" of moths, choose Autan 4 Seasons.

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  • If you don't want your fall/winter (spring/summer) collection branded by the unmistakeable "griffe" of moths, choose Autan 4 Seasons.

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  • The name derives from the old French term for "glutton," an insult the master printers often threw at them, modified to include the word "griffe," or "claw," in order to emphasize the group's economic power.

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  • The name derives from the old French term for "glutton," an insult the master printers often threw at them, modified to include the word "griffe," or "claw," in order to emphasize the group's economic power.

    G is for Griffarins

  • Pas mon chat: chat du voisin que j'ai acculé chez moi, pour le leur ramener même après qu'il m'ait prévenu à grands coups de griffe qu'il était trop paniqué pour venir tranquillement.

    2008 April — Climb to the Stars

  • Pas mon chat: chat du voisin que j'ai acculé chez moi, pour le leur ramener même après qu'il m'ait prévenu à grands coups de griffe qu'il était trop paniqué pour venir tranquillement.

    The Neighbour’s Cat Won — Climb to the Stars

  • J'me suis acheté des pitit haut freddy griffe de la nuit, un gilet freddy griffe de la nuit et ...... un pitit haut col mao que je suis beau la dedans quel beau gosse ce pinku (une vraie gonzesse)

    pinku-tk Diary Entry

  • _Mon ami_, did ever hear of a bourgeois handling sword as you, or bearing arms _un coq d'or griffe de sable, en champ d'azur_?

    Orrain A Romance

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