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grinding wheel

a wheel composed of abrasive material, used for grinding.
Origin of grinding wheel
First recorded in 1785-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • It had become a grinding wheel of government that rolled over all our public interests.

    T. De Witt Talmage T. De Witt Talmage
  • The catastrophes may rightly be averted, if we can avert them; but nature stays not its grinding wheel for our moans.

    My Path to Atheism Annie Besant
British Dictionary definitions for grinding wheel

grinding wheel

an abrasive wheel, usually a composite of hard particles in a resin filler, used for grinding
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