But as the season wore on and her grating nerve wore down, I actually really warmed up to her.
Four years after “Safety Dance,” Men Without Hats returned with the grating ‘Pop Goes the World.’
Your most grating acquaintance could – and usually would – bombard you with reams of unoriginal drivel at the press of a key.
His voice is adenoidal and grating, his manner unnatural and studied.
A stout woman with a grating voice, she asked, “So you think life is so good here in Ukraine?”
That it is felt and not heard explains its loudness and its grating quality.
Standing, behind the grating, the convent answered the priest.
It is used as a beverage, which is prepared by grating about half a teaspoonful of one of the cakes into about a teacup of water.
Clasping it tight in his fist, he rushed to the grating and looked at the article.
I passed eight hours in silence and without stirring, my arms all the time crossed on the top of the grating.
late 14c., "grill for cooking;" early 15c., "iron bars or cagework across a door or windows," from Anglo-Latin (mid-14c.), from Old French grate or directly from Medieval Latin grata "lattice," from Latin cratis "wickerwork, hurdle" (see hurdle). As a verb meaning "to fit with a grate," from mid-15c. Related: Grated; grating.
"to scrape, rub," late 14c. (implied in grated), from Old French grater "to scrape" (Modern French gratter), from Frankish *kratton, from Proto-Germanic *krattojan (cf. Old High German krazzon "to scratch, scrape," German kratzen "to scratch," Swedish kratta, Danish kratte "to rake"), probably of imitative origin. Senses of "sound harshly," and "annoy" are mid-16c. Italian grattare also is from Germanic. Related: Grated; grating.
a network of brass for the bottom of the great altar of sacrifice (Ex. 27:4; 35:16; 38:4, 5, 30).