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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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The league leaders remain unbeaten but the healthy cushion at the top has been ground away after successive goalless draws at sixth-placed Ryhope and at home to fourth-placed Jarrow.
Lay a plastic sheet down on firm ground away from the patio and mix the bedding mortar on this.
We just had to concentrate on making sure we didn't give any ground away.
The first was a Scandinavian-designed aluminium buggy, due out here in January, which takes baby high off the ground away from car exhausts and diesel fumes and can be pushed into a restaurant or cafe and see baby seated at table height without the need for a high chair - the Porsche of the baby world at just pounds 499.
The Martin Pipe-trained Run For Free took the Haydock prize by three lengths and went on to capture the Stakis Scottish National Handicap Chase in April despite giving loads of ground away at the start.
Never light or encourage a dying fire with oil, petrol, paraffin or any flammable fluids u Make sure the barbecue is on level ground away from overhanging trees or bushes, fences or buildings
The Bairns have been denied promotion to the top flight by SPL rules dictating clubs must have 10,000-all seater stadia and the push for a ground away from Brockville has been cursed with a series of setbacks.
Taking care not to damage the eggs themselves, the researchers speared the zona with a microneedle and mechanically ground away a portion of the zona shell.
Don't let foundations stay wet, provide drainage and slope the ground away from the foundation.
Roberto's dryer - a high-powered Babyliss model - is tucked away in a staff section of the ground away from the players' dressing room.
However, she can't afford to continue giving ground away from the stalls, and it was only the fact that the leaders went off too fast at Folkestone that the race rather fell into her lap.
In addition, the land rises in a long embankment to higher ground away from the river.