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grindle

[grin-dl] /ˈgrɪn dl/
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Origin of grindle
1700-1710
1700-10, Americanism; < German Gründel, diminutive of Grund ground, bottom
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  • Having reduced Mrs. grindle to affableness, Mr. Lovely turned his smile towards the Beau.

    The Passionate Elopement Compton Mackenzie
  • After which he hastily told Cooper what they had learned from Dr. grindle.

  • From it, probably, is derived the surname grindle, Grindall (Bardsley).

    Beowulf R. W. Chambers
  • The name would have a parallel in the Modern English grindle, grundel, German grundel, a fish haunting the bottom of the water.

    Beowulf R. W. Chambers
  • I have talked with Dr. grindle this morning, and he encouraged me to believe that Roy would come through all right.

  • At first I was afraid she wouldn't let me off—and at my wits' end I suggested grindle.

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