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grinning


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Grin  \Grin\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Grinned}  (gr[i^]nd);  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Grinning}.]  [OE.  grinnen,  grennen,  AS  grennian  Sw 
  grina;  akin  to  D.  grijnen  G.  greinen,  OHG.  grinan,  Dan. 
  grine.  [root]35.  Cf  {Groan}.] 
  1.  To  show  the  teeth,  as  a  dog;  to  snarl. 
 
  2.  To  set  the  teeth  together  and  open  the  lips,  or  to  open 
  the  mouth  and  withdraw  the  lips  from  the  teeth,  so  as  to 
  show  them  as  in  laughter,  scorn,  or  pain. 
 
  The  pangs  of  death  do  make  him  grin.  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  grinning 
  n  :  a  facial  expression  characterized  by  turning  up  the  corners 
  of  the  mouth;  usually  shows  pleasure  or  amusement  [syn:  {smile}, 
  {smiling},  {grin}] 




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