Grist

Grist

(?), n. [AS. grist, fr. grindan. See Grind.]
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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.
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Get grist to the mill to have plenty in store.
Tusser. Q.
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2. Supply; provision. Swift.
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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.
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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.
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