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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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Roberto's dryer - a high-powered Babyliss model - is tucked away in a staff section of the ground away from the players' dressing room.
He kept jumping to the left and throwing ground away.
But he is particularly enthusiastic over the obstacles and pinched a considerable amount of ground away from Bouggler during the course of the two and a half miles.
In addition, the land rises in a long embankment to higher ground away from the river.
Lay a plastic sheet down on firm ground away from the patio and mix the bedding mortar on this.
Barbecues should be sited on level ground away from houses, sheds, fences, and overhanging trees and shrubs and where people do not have to squeeze past it.
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.
Don't let foundations stay wet, provide drainage and slope the ground away from the foundation.
If you are drawn high here you will be giving ground away, while the way races are run the riders of hold-up horses are at a disadvantage.
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.
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.