from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as gross.


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  • In Latin, if you will, grocers will groce and fingers will fing.

    A Blog Entry About English

  • In Latin, if you will, grocers will groce and fingers will fing.

    Archive 2008-06-01

  • And why is it that writers write but fingers don't fing, grocers don't groce and hammers don't ham?

    November 2003

  • ‘I have laid it all out in a bargain, and here it is,’ pulling out a bundle from his breast: ‘here they are; a groce of green spectacles, with silver rims and shagreen cases.’ — ‘A groce of green spectacles!’ repeated my wife in a faint voice.

    The Vicar of Wakefield

  • ‘And you have parted with the Colt, and brought us back nothing but a groce of green paltry spectacles!’ — ‘Dear mother,’ cried the boy,

    The Vicar of Wakefield

  • Anyway, I think what I mean is I wish I didn't feel so groce after eating alot at one time.

    rivers Diary Entry

  • The turtle beans are black and can only be obtained from large groce.

    Burroughs' Encyclopaedia of Astounding Facts and Useful Information, 1889

  • _ -- Thort formerly that every sailer wore his pigtale at the back of his head, like Mr. Tippy Cook -- find I labored under a groce mistake -- they all carry their pigtale in their backy-boxes.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 1, August 7, 1841

  • We see that he ordered Bibles from England, “and also six groce of Church Wardens,” which I am told is a long clay pipe, “that hath a goodly flavor and doth not bite the tongue.”

    Little Journeys To the Homes of the Great

  • That evening there was a service of thanksgiving at the village church, after which the citizens repaired to the Jay mansion, one story high and eighty feet long, where a barrel of cider was tapped, and “a groce of Church Wardens” passed around, with free tobacco for all.

    Little Journeys To the Homes of the Great


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