Groggery to Ground

(Grog"ger*y) n.; pl. Groggeries A grogshop. [Slang, U. S.]

(Grog"gi*ness) n.

1. State of being groggy.

2. (Man.) Tenderness or stiffness in the foot of a horse, which causes him to move in a hobbling manner.

(Grog"gy) a.

1. Overcome with grog; tipsy; unsteady on the legs. [Colloq.]

2. Weakened in a fight so as to stagger; — said of pugilists. [Cant or Slang]

3. (Man.) Moving in a hobbling manner, owing to ten der feet; — said of a horse. Youatt.

(Grog"ram Grog"ran) n. [OF. gros-grain, lit., gros-grain, of a coarse texture. See Gross, and Grain a kernel, and cf. Grog.] A coarse stuff made of silk and mohair, or of coarse silk.

(Grog"shop`) n. A shop or room where strong liquors are sold and drunk; a dramshop.

(Groin) n. [F. groin, fr. grogner to grunt, L. grunnire.] The snout of a swine. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Groin), v. i. [F. grogner to grunt, grumble.] To grunt to growl; to snarl; to murmur. [Obs.] Chaucer.

Bears that groined coatinually.

(Groin), n. [Icel. grein distinction, division, branch; akin to Sw. gren, branch, space between the legs, Icel. greina to distinguish, divide, Sw. grena to branch, straddle. Cf. Grain a branch.]

1. (Anat.) The line between the lower part of the abdomen and the thigh, or the region of this line; the inguen.

2. (Arch.) The projecting solid angle formed by the meeting of two vaults, growing more obtuse as it approaches the summit.

3. (Math.) The surface formed by two such vaults.

4. A frame of woodwork across a beach to accumulate and retain shingle. [Eng.] Weale.

(Groin), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Groined ; p. pr. & vb. n. Groining.] (Arch.) To fashion into groins; to build with groins.

The hand that rounded Peter's dome,
And groined the aisles of Christian Rome,
Wrought in a sad sincerity.

(Groined) a. (Arch.) Built with groins; as, a groined ceiling; a groined vault.

(Grom"et) n. Same as Grommet.

(Grom"ill) n. (Bot.) See Gromwell.

(Grom"met) n. [F. gourmette curb, curb chain, fr. gourmer to curb, thump, beat; cf. Armor. gromm a curb, gromma to curb.]

1. A ring formed by twisting on itself a single strand of an unlaid rope; also, a metallic eyelet in or for a sail or a mailbag. Sometimes written grummet.

  By PanEris using Melati.

Previous chapter Back Home Email this Search Discuss Bookmark Next chapter/page
Copyright: All texts on Bibliomania are © Ltd, and may not be reproduced in any form without our written permission. See our FAQ for more details.