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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Grist  \Grist\,  n.  [AS.  grist,  fr  grindan  See  {Grind}.] 
  1.  Ground  corn;  that  which  is  ground  at  one  time;  as  much 
  grain  as  is  carried  to  the  mill  at  one  time,  or  the  meal 
  it  produces. 
 
  Get  grist  to  the  mill  to  have  plenty  in  store. 
  --Tusser.  Q. 
 
  2.  Supply;  provision.  --Swift. 
 
  3.  In  rope  making,  a  given  size  of  rope,  common  grist  being  a 
  rope  three  inches  in  circumference,  with  twenty  yarns  in 
  each  of  the  three  strands.  --Knight. 
 
  {All  is  grist  that  comes  to  his  mill},  all  that  he  has 
  anything  to  do  with  is  a  source  of  profit.  [Colloq.] 
 
  {To  bring  grist  to  the  maill},  to  bring  profitable  business 
  into  one's  hands;  to  be  a  source  of  profit.  [Colloq.] 
  --Ayliffe. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  grist 
  n  :  grain  intended  to  be  or  that  has  been  ground 




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