Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A kind of needle shorter than the kind called sharps: a trade-name.

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Examples

  • I imagine if you ran a hand over any surface in the gym you would not find dust, but the ground-down detritus of black waffle-bottom shoes.

    The Bird House

  • I imagine if you ran a hand over any surface in the gym you would not find dust, but the ground-down detritus of black waffle-bottom shoes.

    The Bird House

  • She has hired an interpreter called Blue, but they have an edgy relationship: everywhere she goes, Robin encounters mistrust among a population ground-down by government dictats and poverty.

    Book review

  • In his previous, the soon-cancelled-by-HBO Lucky Louie, CK was a ground-down husband and father.

    Jonathan Bernstein's Aerial View of American TV

  • The drama, which seems likely to extend throughout the day, is not only a reflection of just how ground-down the procedural elements of the Senate have become.

    GOP Filibusters Small Business Bill After Criticizing Dems For Delay

  • She has hired an interpreter called Blue, but they have an edgy relationship: everywhere she goes, Robin encounters mistrust among a population ground-down by government dictats and poverty.

    August 2008

  • She has hired an interpreter called Blue, but they have an edgy relationship: everywhere she goes, Robin encounters mistrust among a population ground-down by government dictats and poverty.

    17: The Pool of Unease

  • She has hired an interpreter called Blue, but they have an edgy relationship: everywhere she goes, Robin encounters mistrust among a population ground-down by government dictats and poverty.

    17: The Pool of Unease

  • Also we had to record all responses with shitty ground-down eraser-less no#2 pencils (which quickly became a valuable office commodity).

    Waldo Jaquith - Identifying hang-up calls.

  • But I am burnt out, spent, ground-down and I need a vacation.

    Everyday That I Don’t Eat A Gun, I Won | ATTACKERMAN

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