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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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Grinde said working with low-income members has often been a matter of building of awareness of members' needs, such as accepting taxpayer identification numbers as well as Social Security numbers for some its procedures and applications.
Decisive Action training is geared toward what Grinde called an undefined threat.
Graham, Gabriel Paul Grant, Thomas John Green, Spencer Oden Grinde and Victoria Lacey Gunderson (5).
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While such cultural genocide was most brazenly apparent in Indian boarding schools created in the late 1800s (Adams, 1997; Grinde, 2004), "indigenous knowledge" was seen, and continues to be seen, as inferior to western knowledge.
Grinde Jr., Native Americans and the Founding of the United States, in NATIVE AMERICANS 3, 4 (Donald A.
Varela grinde minti, kad pazinimo procesuose fundamentaliausia yra emergencijos savoka.
(3.) Edvard Grieg (1843-1907) : thematisch-bibliographisches Werkverzeichnis, edited by Dan Fog, Kirsti Grinde, and Oyvind Norheim, Frankfurt: Henry Litolff's Verlag/C.F Peters, 2008.
12v] Hare yn talbot schold be hewen ynne gobettus al rawe & soden with ale & blod (44) & bred & pepur & ale & grinde togedur [with, underdotted] & temper hit with be selue brob & boile hit & salt hit & serue hit forbe.
One possible explanation for the relationship between a modern life style and anxiety may be in what our genes are adapted to do; moreover, this may also explain the increase in the numbers and types of anxiety disorders (Grinde, 2005).