Origin of grater
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Examples from the Web for grater
"Here are some in the grater," said Miss Ophelia, holding them up.Uncle Tom's Cabin
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Below them on the roof, Jeremiah and Grater were dancing outrageously.
We were hunting the great Cat and Grater, who are our enemies.
"If we meet Jeremiah and Grater, we'll eat our cooky quick," Hortense said.
He brought the grater, and she grated the bread on to a newspaper on the table.Sons and Lovers
David Herbert Lawrence
- a kitchen utensil with sharp-edged perforations for grating carrots, cheese, etc
- a person or thing that grates
Word Origin and History for grater
instrument for scraping (bread, ginger, etc.), late 14c., from Old French grateor, agent noun from grater (see grate (v.)).
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