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grindle

[grin-dl]
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noun
  1. bowfin.

Origin of grindle

1700–10, Americanism; < German Gründel, diminutive of Grund ground, bottom
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Examples from the Web for grindle

Historical Examples

  • After which he hastily told Cooper what they had learned from Dr. Grindle.

    The New Boys at Oakdale

    Morgan Scott

  • From it, probably, is derived the surname Grindle, Grindall (Bardsley).

    Beowulf

    R. W. Chambers

  • I have talked with Dr. Grindle this morning, and he encouraged me to believe that Roy would come through all right.

  • The name would have a parallel in the Modern English grindle, grundel, German grundel, a fish haunting the bottom of the water.

    Beowulf

    R. W. Chambers

  • At first I was afraid she wouldn't let me off—and at my wits' end I suggested Grindle.


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