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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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Paul Ramone Davies I don't think anywhere in Cardiff has been gritted.
Would have thought the roads were gritted but it didn't look like it.
He added: "I got stuck for a time on Saturday, but the road had clearly been gritted recently.
Councillor Alan Cockburn, the council's portfolio holder for the environment, said: "There have been suggestions in the media that Warwickshire's roads have not been gritted.
Knowsley Council said it had gritted the borough's road four times yesterday and had enough grit to last for four days if the heavy snowfall continued.
Councillor Delme Bowen said: "Cardiff isn't a no-go-area, but drivers are asked to take special care as many of the roads that are usually gritted will not be, due to the UK shortage of grit.
I have to come through Dudley and Sandwell and their roads were gritted but it seems Walsall didn't.
There are 29 routes which have been gritted almost daily over and since Christmas.
All major routes were expected to be gritted as normal last night with snow ploughs on standby.
What we need to do is get back to basics - grit the main roads like the council does already, grit the minor roads once a week in any freezing conditions, get the pavements gritted so we can get to work, shops, train and buses, keep the grit bins topped up and deliver every home that has a pavement in front of it a bag of salt/grit and then we can all help out.
Our aim is to ensure roads are gritted whenever required and remain as safe as possible.
HALF of Coventry's roads are gritted during icy spells, it has been revealed.