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[gruhm-it] /ˈgrʌm ɪt/
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  • For this madness the refractory convict had been condemned to the solitude of the grummet Rock.

  • "I will ring for tea at once, and send grummet down for Crump," said the Vicar.

    The Wonderful Visit Herbert George Wells
  • When a man gets very bad, we clap him into a boat with a week's provisions and pull him over to grummet.

  • His plan was to hold tight with his knees while he jerked the grummet as high as it would go, and then to swarm up again and rest.

    The Three Commanders W.H.G. Kingston
  • Archaic spellings such as "grummet," "develope," and "fryingpan" were retained.

    Storm-Bound Alan Douglas
  • Also, a grummet either of rope or iron, fixed to the bottom of a block, for making fast the standing end of the fall.

    The Sailor's Word-Book William Henry Smyth
  • “Not quite so bad as that, sir,” sang out the voice of grummet in the distance, the thick vapour lending it a far-away sound.

    The Ghost Ship John C. Hutcheson
  • There was also one grummet of round-shot at every gun, besides the racks being filled.

    Ned Myers James Fenimore Cooper
  • For the negro, released by grummet, despite half a pint of rum poured down his throat, is scarcely able to keep his feet.

  • The rising moon shone softly on the bay beneath them, and touched with her white light the summit of the grummet Rock.

British Dictionary definitions for grummet


another word for grommet
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