from The Century Dictionary.

  • An obsolete past participle of grind.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • p. p. of grind.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb archaic Past participle of grind


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  • And he said at the last: I am wheat of Jesu Christ, which ought to be grounden between the teeth of these beasts, by which I may be pure bread for to be presented to my Lord; and anon the lions came and strangled him without tearing of his flesh, or anything hurting it, wherefor Trajan had great marvel and departed from the place.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 3

  • Under the cheeks the grounden sword gart [1] glide,

    Specimens with Memoirs of the Less-known British Poets, Complete

  • Fysshe grounden þerto. and seeþ it and do þerto powdour fort, safroun and salt, and make it stondyng.

    The Forme of Cury A Roll of Ancient English Cookery Compiled, about A.D. 1390

  • That is hard to do, said Sir Launcelot, for by Sir Tristram I may have a warning, for when by means of treaties, Sir Tristram brought again La Beale Isoud unto King Mark from Joyous Gard, look what befell on the end, how shamefully that false traitor King Mark slew him as he sat harping afore his lady La Beale Isoud, with a grounden glaive he thrust him in behind to the heart.

    Le Morte Darthur: Sir Thomas Malory's Book of King Arthur and of his Noble Knights of the Round Table, Volume 2

  • Take Colyandre [2], Caraway smale grounden, Powdour of Peper and garlec ygrounde in rede wyne, medle alle þise [3] togyder and salt it, take loynes of Pork rawe and fle of the skyn, and pryk it wel with a knyf and lay it in the sawse, roost þerof what þou wilt, & kepe þat þat fallith þerfro in the rosting and seeþ it in a possynet with faire broth, & serue it forth witþ þe roost anoon [4].

    The Forme of Cury A Roll of Ancient English Cookery Compiled, about A.D. 1390

  • _ -- This charm was used for fever: "Wryt thys Wordys on a lorell lef [+] Ysmael [+] Ysmael [+] adjuro vos per Angelum ut soporetur iste Homo N. and ley thys lef under hys head that he wete not therof, and let hym ete Letuse oft and drynk Ip'e seed smal grounden in a morter, and temper yt with Ale." [

    Three Thousand Years of Mental Healing


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