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  • n. Plural form of grinder.


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  • Puesto Don Chuy makes a great chile colorado and you can get those cute chiltepin grinders and jars of chiltepin, and the fig jam ....!!!

    Magdalena de Kino motels

  • The tusks and teeth of the elephant -- the latter, for the sake of distinction, are termed grinders -- are formed after the ordinary manner of the teeth of animals.

    Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 421 Volume 17, New Series, January 24, 1852

  • Spithill said it's hard getting used to the absence of the NFL-sized crewmen known as grinders, who turn the coffee-grinder winches that trim the sails.

    Examiner California Headlines

  • In New England they call similar sandwiches "grinders," which aren't hoagies at all, and are usually served hot.

    Maria Rodale: How to Make a Hoagie (Healthy!)

  • The type of soil will be the determining factor in choosing preparation equipment (such as grinders, crusher, screens), but will be less so for the type of mixer chosen.

    Chapter 7

  • I repeat, theoretically, because when most of the new equipment is put into operation, such as grinders and tandems, unavoidable adjustments have to be made in all investments which cause stops, breakage, and many other problems.


  • -- The crowns of three "grinders" or molars of elephants compared.

    More Science From an Easy Chair

  • The molars, "grinders," or cheek teeth are marked 1 to 7.

    More Science From an Easy Chair

  • Then we turn the corner of the mouth-front, as it were, and come to the "grinders," cheek-teeth or molars.

    More Science From an Easy Chair

  • Everybody knew that had he properly exerted his abilities he was capable of beating almost any boy; so, to quiet his conscience, he professed to ridicule diligence as an unboyish piece of muffishness, and was never slow to sneer at the "grinders," as he contemptuously called all those who laid themselves out to win school distinctions.

    Eric, or Little by Little


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  • Citation (in the sense of "teeth") on rushlight.

    October 10, 2008