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  • adj. comparative form of grimy: more grimy


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  • The original cast iron Tiffany's building, designed by John Kellum , graced the square until the 1950s—when, after a piece of the original structure fell from the building and injured someone on the street, the owners encased it in an ugly new facade of white brick that got grimier with each passing year.

    Opulently Hidden, In Plain Sight

  • Later, Grayson ordered a group hug -- a germ-spreading exercise made even grimier and sweatier by the 95-degree urban heat.

    Obsessive-compulsives follow psychologist on trek to confront their fears

  • Now Haley, who has already endured some of the grimier political attacks in a grimy political year, must make the transition from small-time agitator to credible candidate for governor.

    Nikki Haley goes from small-time agitator to credible candidate for S.C. governor

  • It confirms what director McG said a while back about a, bigger, grimier, nastier version that preceded the T-800 .... they're easier to spot but they pack a mini gun and carry kick ass fire power.

    The Terminator And A Comic Con Preview

  • The Department of Sanitation, however, remains apprehensive, saying the changes could lead to grimier streets.

    Street Fight: Park or Clean

  • He's taken the best of his maximal, symphonic style from his first three albums and funneled it into a leaner, grimier brand of hip-hop.

    Charlie Alderman: Will Kanye Be Relevant In 2060?

  • Second novel The Heritage (2008) looks to cover similar, if perhaps even grimier, ground.

    MIND MELD: Who Are Tomorrow's Big Genre Stars? (+ The Top 18 Genre Authors To Keep an Eye On)

  • Doctor Ranfiord, curse his trimmed nostrils and lice-free scalp because the urge talk is swelling inside of me, removes his glasses for a wipe, leaving them noticeably grimier than before, then slides them back up his small nose before continuing his evaluation.

    Glass Handcuffs

  • It was grimier than before, the same old carpet more wine-stained.

    Beyond the Voice

  • However long the transition from print to digitized texts takes, our free press will remain free on the Internet even though it looks grimier and takes considerably better judgment to determine what's sensible and what's B.S. The real upshot of the decline of print journalism is after the shaking out process there will be many fewer electronic newspapers.

    Giles Slade: Writers at the End of Print


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