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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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Well done to Watford, too, but forgive me if my praise for the Hornets is through slightly gritted teeth.
Blues need no reminding of the Liverpool captain's impact on this fixture and - through gritted teeth at least - that he has been an exceptional player in the Premier League era.
However, when her clearly amorous hubby surprises her with a bottle of champers (left), it's through gritted teeth that Nicola suggests they take it upstairs.
Channel 4, 8pm Admittedly, it can't be easy running a hotel; having the ability to keep everybody happy all the time and doing it through those stubbornly gritted teeth with a pseudo-friendly grin plastered across your face.
Everyone connected with the the race, its financing and organisation deserves praise, even, through gritted teeth, Kirklees Council.
There may be a dozen good reasons to employ your spouse but in public office, the practice - outlawed at Holyrood, tolerated through gritted teeth at Westminster, and about to be banned at Brussels - looks like a convenient way to make money on the public purse and it is not acceptable.
In his letter, Mr Marshall said: "When I read emails between John Lord, Arch and Steve Stewart openly referring to Berwick's Portas Pilot as a 'tedious' 'sideshow', whose affairs are to be endured through gritted teeth until they can announce the allocation of monies to their favoured projects, I am somewhat dismayed.
GERMAN CHANCELLOR ANGELA MERKEL Well done Angela for smiling through gritted teeth as you sat in David Cameron's Ikea showhome.
Sort of smiling through gritted teeth, Cheney and Powell and I, over lunch-or Cheney and Powell with the gritted teeth-over a sandwich, took me through the target list.
Through gritted teeth, the socialite replied: "No, not at all.
He quoted from Upadnishads, showered praises on Mahatma Gandhi and usually kept smiling through gritted teeth in his public appearances.
McCarthy's frustration was obvious, both before and long after the final whistle, leaving him to accept Ferguson's famed hospitality through gritted teeth.