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grindstone


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Grindstone  \Grind"stone`\,  n. 
  A  flat,  circular  stone,  revolving  on  an  axle,  for  grinding  or 
  sharpening  tools,  or  shaping  or  smoothing  objects. 
 
  {To}  {hold,  pat,  or  bring}  {one's  nose  to  the  grindstone},  to 
  oppress  one  to  keep  one  in  a  condition  of  servitude. 
 
  They  might  be  ashamed,  for  lack  of  courage,  to 
  suffer  the  Laced[ae]monians  to  hold  their  noses  to 
  the  grindstone.  --Sir  T. 
  North. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  grindstone 
  n  :  a  revolving  stone  disk;  used  to  grind  or  sharpen  or  polish 
  edge  tools 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Grindstone,  PA 
  Zip  code(s):  15442 




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