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high-grade

[hahy-greyd] /ˈhaɪˈgreɪd/
adjective
1.
of excellent or superior quality.
2.
(of ore) yielding a relatively large amount of the metal for which it is mined.
verb (used with object), high-graded, high-grading.
3.
to steal (rich ore) from a mine.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80
Related forms
high-grader, noun
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