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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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An additional benefit of these alloys is that they allow acute blade grind angles to operate longer under abrasive conditions despite their thin tip profiles.
With the combined operation machine, one operator can tend four machines to grind both the flute and the clearances.
With the new grinder, we can program it for either a convex or concave surface, as well as for a flat grind.
has used to grind various materials have changed over the years.
We used to get the hex bolt form by using six small, square inserts and grind them and work them to place inside of a ring to form that shape," notes Selimi.
On Friday and Saturday, Metrolink maintenance crews will grind their way along the Los Angeles-to-Moorpark line, smoothing and refinishing the top of the rails.
Remove from oven, cool and grind with ground spices (ground cardamom, cinnamon, turmeric and cayenne) in a spice mill.
5 sec using a plunge grind that forces the part directly into the belt.
LC, MC, HD and CD series heavy-duty central granulators for thick-walled parts, pipe and purgings include units able to grind up to 10,000 lb/hr.
As stress increases, some people grind their teeth; some people chew their fingernails," said Dr.
Such surface requirements are growing along with the list of advanced materials that are more durable and harder to grind.