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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 aircraft, a replica of the Spirit of St Louis in which Charles Lindbergh made the first flight from New York toParis in 1927,hit the ground away from the crowd and none of the spectators was injured.
'You bit on the end of her finger and ground away until you bit the end off, and you are very close to a custodial sentence.
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.
We have attempted to wrestle the high ground away from the conservative wing and to ask Americans to rethink their assumptions about right and wrong.
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.
"He does jump right and he does give ground away, but when they are going faster he jumps straighter.
At this point we turn right along the grassy track and after a sandy section across Codhill Heights we walk down a stony slope with views of Sleddale Farm on lower ground away to our left.
However, they have the division's best defence and with both sides anxious not to give any ground away in the title race, a low-scoring draw looks a decent bet.
"If the names of my family had been ground away before it was reused, it would have been a bit better.
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.
Lay a plastic sheet down on firm ground away from the patio and mix the bedding mortar on this.