They might be ashamed, for lack of courage, to suffer the Lacedæmonians to hold their noses to the
grindstone.Sir T. North.
(Grin"ner) n. One who grins. Addison.
(Grin"ning*ly), adv. In a grinning manner.
(Grint) 3d pers. sing. pres. of Grind, contr. from grindeth. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Grin"te) obs. imp. of Grin, v. i., 1.
[He] grinte with his teeth, so was he wroth.Chaucer.
(Grint"ing) n. Grinding. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Grip) n. [L. gryps, gryphus. See Griffin, Grype.] (Zoöl.) The griffin. [Obs.]
(Grip), n. [Cf. AS. grip furrow, hitch, D. greb.] A small ditch or furrow. Ray.
(Grip), v. t. To trench; to drain.
(Grip), n. [AS. gripe. Cf. Grip, v. t., Gripe, v. t.]
1. An energetic or tenacious grasp; a holding fast; strength in grasping.
2. A peculiar mode of clasping the hand, by which members of a secret association recognize or greet,
one another; as, a masonic grip.
3. That by which anything is grasped; a handle or gripe; as, the grip of a sword.
4. A device for grasping or holding fast to something.
(Grip), v. t. [From Grip a grasp; or P. gripper to seize; of German origin. See Gripe, v. t.] To
give a grip to; to grasp; to gripe.
(Gripe) n. [See Grype.] (Zoöl.) A vulture; the griffin. [Obs.]
Like a white hind under the gripe's sharp claws.Shak.