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GRIND

(1)
GRaphical INterpretive Display.

A graphics input language for the PDP-9.

["GRIND: A Language and Translator for Computer Graphics", A.P. Conn, Dartmouth, June 1969].

grind

(2)
(MIT and Berkeley) To prettify hardcopy of code, especially LISP code, by reindenting lines, printing keywords and comments in distinct fonts (if available), etc. This usage was associated with the MacLISP community and is now rare; prettyprint was and is the generic term for such operations.

grind

(3)
(Unix) To generate the formatted version of a document from the nroff, troff, TeX, or Scribe source.

grind

(4)
To run seemingly interminably, especially (but not necessarily) if performing some tedious and inherently useless task. Similar to crunch or grovel. Grinding has a connotation of using a lot of CPU time, but it is possible to grind a disk, network, etc.

See also hog.

grind

(5)
To make the whole system slow. "Troff really grinds a PDP-11."

grind

(6)
"grind grind" excl. Roughly, "Isn't the machine slow today!"
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Edvard Grieg (1843-1907) : thematisch-bibliographisches Werkverzeichnis, edited by Dan Fog, Kirsti Grinde, and Oyvind Norheim, Frankfurt: Henry Litolff's Verlag/C.
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Citaremos finalmente que la luz solar es ya utilizada como agente terapeutico en Inglaterra, por Bleyer; en Suiza, por Rikli; en Austria, por Lahman; en Alemania, por Mehl y Platen, en America del Norte, por Barnes y Thayer; en Dinamarca, por Finsen; en Francia, por Hamesse, Grinde y Malgat y finalmente en Espana, por el Doctor Forns, en el tratamiento de las faringitis, Moguer (20) en el de la lepra tuberculosa, Garcia Urtado en el escrofulismo, Martinez Vargas en las fiebres eruptivas y por nosotros, que la hemos empleado en las cloro-anemias neurastenicas y en las edemites (21) supuradas, con un buen resultado".
As Donald Grinde and Bruce Johansen (1991, xvii), put it, "Europe did not discover America, but America was quite a discovery for Europe.
10 Cancer is a symptom of social illness: The plot line of Man with Nine Lives (Nick Grinde, 1940) barely needs unpacking for its evident social commentary: Dr.
1992) and other similar incidents (Curtis 1992; Grinde and Johansen 1995; Harris and Harper 1997; Hild 1998), suggest that Native groups might be disproportionately affected by environmental pollution because of subsistence systems and a cultural ethos that involve greater contact with the physical environment.
The IRS had to change plan review procedures to accommodate changes made by EGTRRA, according to an explanation of the changes by Ingrid Grinde, an IRS employee plans specialist.
Add pigment grinde to main vessel and stir until smooth and pigments are wetted.
Some Indian communities do not receive equitable impact assessment and consideration in hazardous and/or radioactive/nuclear waste management decision-making (Churchill 1993; Grinde and Johansen 1995; Ishiyama 2003; Thorpe 1997; Wulfhorst et al.