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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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Grit depends on the expectation that our own efforts can improve our future.
We anticipate that Escape and Grit will do the same," commented Raycom president and CEO Paul McTear.
Nominated snow wardens will have access to the extra grit and will be able to assist residents that are finding conditions tricky under foot.
The number of grit bins cannot be sustained because they are diverting valuable resources needed to keep the main highway network clear," Coun Ward said.
The Hydro grit removal system is scheduled to begin operation in 2014.
He at-t tempted to defend the council's ef-f forts, pointing out that grit does not work in very cold temperatures.
Highways manager Andy Barr's email to Cllr Radford stated: "I can advise that we have had a large number of requests for additional grit bins since the current cold snap has been with us and we are just in the process of collating the overall number of requests and these will be assessed and placed into priority order shortly.
I bet he was one of the first to complain about the pavements not being treated during the bad weather - and now he complains that the grit is still on the pavements
Salt levels in the grit have been reduced from 20 grams per square metre down to 10 grams in response to government advice.
I'M thinking of a complete career change to become a grit miner.
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.