Gravelled to Grecian Coffee-house
Gravelled I'm regularly gravelled. Non-plussed, like a ship run aground and unable to move.
"When you were gravelled for lack of matter."Gray The authoress of
Auld Robin Gray was Lady Anne Lindsay, afterwards Lady Barnard (1750-1825).
-Shakespeare: As You Like It, iv. 1.
Gray Cloak An alderman above the chair; so called because his proper costume is a cloak furred with
gray amis. (Hutton: New View of London, intro.)
Gray Man's Path A singular fissure in the greenstone precipice near Ballycastle, in Ireland.
Gray's Inn (London) was the inn or mansion of the Lords Gray.
Grayham's (See Grahame's Dyke .)
Graysteel The sword of Kol, fatal to the owner. It passed to several hands, but always brought ill-luck.
(Icelandic Edda.) (See Fatal Gifts; Swords.)
Greal (San). Properly divided, it is sang-real, the real blood of Christ, or the wine used in the last supper,
which Christ said was "His blood of the New Testament, shed for the remission of sin." According to
tradition, a part of this wine-blood was preserved by Joseph of Arimathæa, in the cup called the Saint
Graal. When Merlin made the Round Table, he left a place for the Holy Graal. (Latin, Sang [uis] Real
[is].) (See Graal.)
Grease One's Fist or Palm (To). To give a bribe.
"Grease my fist with a tester or two, and ye shall find it in your pennyworths." - Quarles: The Virgin Widow,
iv. 1. p. 40.
"S. You must oyl it first.Greasy
Sunday Dominica carnelevale - i.e. Quinquagesima Sunday. (See Du Cange, vol. iii. p. 196, col. 2.)
C. I understand you -
Greaze him i' the fist."
Cartwright: Ordinary (1651).
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