Grind"er (?), n.


One who, or that which, grinds.


One of the double teeth, used to grind or masticate the food; a molar.

3. Zool.

The restless flycatcher (Seisura inquieta) of Australia; -- called also restless thrush and volatile thrush. It makes a noise like a scissors grinder, to which the name alludes.

Grinder's asthma, phthisis, ∨ rot Med., a lung disease produced by the mechanical irritation of the particles of steel and stone given off in the operation of grinding.


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