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high-grade

[hahy-greyd] /ˈhaɪˈgreɪd/
adjective
1.
of excellent or superior quality.
2.
(of ore) yielding a relatively large amount of the metal for which it is mined.
verb (used with object), high-graded, high-grading.
3.
to steal (rich ore) from a mine.
Origin of high-grade
1875-1880
First recorded in 1875-80
Related forms
high-grader, noun
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  • The ten sacks of high-grade ore had been stolen during the night!

  • It is a high-grade package coffee, whereas Ariosa is popular-priced.

    All About Coffee William H. Ukers
  • Not one of them had had experience with the high-grade type.

    The Criminal Imbecile Henry Herbert Goddard
  • These men all thought they knew something about high-grade feeble-mindedness.

    The Criminal Imbecile Henry Herbert Goddard
  • The real problem is: Has he had experience with this high-grade type?

    The Criminal Imbecile Henry Herbert Goddard
  • Why, you have some high-grade ancestors behind you on your mothers side, at least.

  • There is a high-grade imbecile that is cunning and shrewd, but he has no will, and he is a criminal.

  • Only a high-grade Chinese bazaar could furnish a gown of its kind.

  • The "Imperial," to which Hertha went every morning, was a high-grade shop.

    The Shadow

    Mary White Ovington

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