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grit

(grit)
Denotes the size of a particle found on the surface of abrasive materials.

grit,

n the measurement of the abrasive particle size.

grit

a necessary part of the diet of birds especially layers. Plays a part in the trituration that goes on in the gizzard. Usually supplied as shellgrit or crushed limestone to add calcium to the diet.

grit pad
a laceration of the pad permits entry of pieces of grit causing lameness in dogs, especially racing Greyhounds. The grit works its way through the pad and may even invade the flexor tendon.
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We have also been out filling more than 1,400 grit bins which are placed on roads and streets that are not on the priority routes.
and grit supplies been delivered to the North East in preparation the winter freeze.
Trucks, grit bins and council workers are on standby as the colder temperatures loom, with North Tyneside and Newcastle City councils receiving daily weather updates to prepare themselves.
A council spokesman saidl "There are currently 800 grit bins dotted around Swansea which can be used to help clear footways.
Grit + Gold is located north of the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards at 1545 N Main St.
But the Labour-run council's plan to cut grit bin numbers was opposed by Tory group deputy leader Coun Robert Alden.
On Sunday, a squad of men attempted to grit some streets here but all I can say is I could have put down more grit with a soup spoon.
COUNCIL bosses have admitted Birmingham will run out of road grit within 48 hours - and have turned to the Government for emer-r gency supplies.
Not many years ago Middlesbrough Council used to grit the side roads once the main roads were cleared -why aren''t they done any more?
With only one proper grit mine in the country, calls for grit rationing, and roads and railways grinding to a halt, I'd be a fool not to start working on a business plan.
Commuter Ben Thomas, 27, added: "I've heard of leaves on the line and the wrong type of snow, but never grit on the line.
They were applying far too little grit, presumably because they had not got enough so it was ineffective.