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grinder

1. a person who grinds, esp one who grinds cutting tools
2. a machine for grinding
3. a molar tooth

grinder

[′grīn·dər]
(mechanical engineering)
Any device or machine that grinds, such as a pulverizer or a grinding wheel.
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Mr Grinder's company, familiarly termed a lot, consisted of a young gentleman and a young lady on stilts, and Mr Grinder himself, who used his natural legs for pedestrian purposes and carried at his back a drum.
'Bound for the races, I see,' said Mr Grinder coming up out of breath.
'No,' returned Grinder. 'It comes either to walkin' in 'em or carryin' of 'em, and they like walkin' in 'em best.
Any further controversy being now out of the question, Short was fain to part with Mr Grinder and his pupils and to follow his morose companion.
But go not just yet, for I want thy help and assistance; come hither, and see how many of my teeth and grinders are missing, for I feel as if there was not one left in my mouth."
"Ask that of God, my son," said Don Quixote; and do thou lead on where thou wilt, for this time I leave our lodging to thy choice; but reach me here thy hand, and feel with thy finger, and find out how many of my teeth and grinders are missing from this right side of the upper jaw, for it is there I feel the pain."
Sancho put in his fingers, and feeling about asked him, "How many grinders used your worship have on this side?"
"Well, then," said Sancho, "in this lower side your worship has no more than two grinders and a half, and in the upper neither a half nor any at all, for it is all as smooth as the palm of my hand."
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