from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A grindstone.
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Was a gruntin ', grindin' grindlestone, an 'that they left behind.
I wouldn’t be so much as a shallow, a shadow between you and Sire Gallant, because you are dear to him and because you are his knuckle, his father’s brother, and because you’re the grindlestone he’s honest against.
One said it was a grindlestone, another he said "Nay;
"Well," continued Skedlock, "it's moor liker a grindlestone nor a organ.