2. To torment, as if by broiling. Dickens.
(Gril*lade") n. [F. See Grill, v. t.] The act of grilling; also, that which is grilled.
(Gril"lage) n. [F.] (Hydraulic Eagin.) A framework of sleepers and crossbeams forming a foundation
in marshy or treacherous soil.
(||Grille) a. [F. See Grill, v. t.] A lattice or grating.
The grille which formed part of the gate.L. Oliphant.
(Gril"ly) v. t. [See Grill, v. t.] To broil; to grill; hence, To harass. [Obs.] Hudibras.
(Grilse) n. [Etymol. uncertain.] (Zoöl.) A young salmon after its first return from the sea.
(Grim) a. [Compar. Grimmer (-mer); superl. Grimmest ] [AS. grim; akin to G. grimm, equiv. to
G. & D. grimmig, Dan. grim, grum, Sw. grym, Icel. grimmr, G. gram grief, as adj., hostile; cf. Gr. a
crushing sound, to neigh.] Of forbidding or fear-inspiring aspect; fierce; stern; surly; cruel; frightful; horrible.
Whose grim aspect sets every joint a- shaking.Shak.
The ridges of grim war.Milton.
Syn. Fierce; ferocious; furious; horrid; horrible; frightful; ghastly; grisly; hideous; stern; sullen; sour.
(Gri*mace") n. [F., prob. of Teutonic origin; cf. AS. grima mask, specter, Icel. grima mask,
hood, perh. akin to E. grin.] A distortion of the countenance, whether habitual, from affectation, or
momentary and occasional, to express some feeling, as contempt, disapprobation, complacency, etc.; a
smirk; a made-up face.
Moving his face into such a hideous grimace, that every feature of it appeared under a different distortion.Addison.
"Half the French words used affectedly by Melantha in Dryden's "Marriage a-la-Mode," as innovations
in our language, are now in common use: chagrin, double-entendre, éclaircissement, embarras, équivoque,
foible, grimace, naïvete, ridicule. All these words, which she learns by heart to use occasionally,
are now in common use." I. Disraeli.
(Gri*mace"), v. i. To make grimaces; to distort one's face; to make faces. H. Martineau.
(Gri*maced") a. Distorted; crabbed.
(Gri*mal"kin) n. [For graymalkin; gray + malkin.] An old cat, esp. a she-cat. J. Philips.
(Grime) n. [Cf. Dan. grim, griim, lampblack, soot, grime, Icel. grima mask, sort of hood, OD.
grijmsel, grimsel, soot, smut, and E. grimace.] Foul matter; dirt, rubbed in; sullying blackness, deeply
(Grime), v. t. To sully or soil deeply; to dirt. Shak.
(Grim"i*ly) adv. In a grimy manner.
(Grim"i*ness) n. The state of being grimy.
(Grim"ly) a. Grim; hideous; stern. [R.]
In glided Margaret's grimly ghost,D. Mallet.
And stood at William's feet.