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[grees] /gris/
[hwahn] /ʰwɑn/ (Show IPA),
(José Vittoriano Gonzáles) 1887–1927, Spanish painter in France. Unabridged
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  • Gristle, Gris′l, n. a soft elastic substance in animal bodies—also called Cartilage.

  • She had given Brander the chance to reassure her, speaking of the 'Gris and of Dan'l Tobey's suspicions in the matter.

    The Sea Bride Ben Ames Williams
  • They are very superstitious, and are much attached to their prejudices, and little toys which they call Gris, Gris.

    The History of Louisiana Le Page Du Pratz
  • "And the 'Gris, stowed below us here, will make it a fine fat cruise for old Jonathan Felt when we come home," he chuckled.

    The Sea Bride Ben Ames Williams
  • Ahem, I believe it is a synonym for en ribote, with nearly the vulgar connotation of Gris or soul—tipsy, you know!

  • Monsieur Vidocq calls a horse gres—this again is a gipsy word—gras, gre, graste, and Gris.

    Carmen Prosper Merimee
  • Not he whose pictures abound in couleurs voyantes, but he who preserves in his work all the Gris colors is the good colorist.

    A Color Notation Albert H. Munsell
  • It is true that Saint Francis was ceint by a hempen girdle, and, moreover, was clad in a habit of Gris.

  • He said to Noll casually, one day: "The 'Gris will make this a fat cruise, sir."

    The Sea Bride Ben Ames Williams
  • The many-hued light of dawn was breaking in the east, when at last they reached the creek beyond Gris Nez.

    The Scarlet Pimpernel Baroness Orczy
British Dictionary definitions for Gris


/Spanish ɡris/
Juan (xwan). 1887–1927, Spanish cubist painter, resident in France from 1906
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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