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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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There is a reality and a grittiness here that make the stories come to life--from the sting of youth challenging its elders, to the testing of sexual boundaries, to dealing with the sometimes boring details of real life.
Their music reflected the grittiness as the shit hit the fan in late-'60s/early '70s Detroit: the American auto industry, once the backbone of American manufacturing, started to take a shit, and even Motown split.
He epitomizes our entrepreneurial spirit, even our grittiness in that he pursued his dream in the face of great adversity.
Once it breaks down in the mouth and loses its structure, it doesn't exhibit any viscous flow or grittiness.
Consequently, many of the stories take place in urban settings and show a raw edge similar to the grittiness found in contemporary Mexican films like Amores perros.
The juxtaposition of grittiness and unobtrusive optimism enhances the realistic verve of the collection.
Inevitably the grittiness that appealed prior to conversion has been lost, though the building is now close to its original unweathered state.
Because of its hard-edged sound, and the relevant urban grittiness of its music, the band often finds itself compared to the Clash.
James Brown - with all his soul, his splits, his screams, his cold sweats, his grittiness, his swaggering ego, his contradictions, his pride and his appeal - is The Funk personified.
When stirred into hot or cold water, Fiberlicious(TM) completely dissolves into a lemon-tea beverage, without any grittiness.
Set in the latter half of the 21st century with a host of futuristic new weapons at your disposal, Advanced Warfare drops some of the grittiness of past outings for an adventure that's unashamedly more fun.
What they were seeking for instead was grittiness and intellectual rigour, and they achieved those qualities magnificently in two works arranged for string orchestra.