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grate 1

v. grat·ed, grat·ing, grates
1. To reduce to fragments, shreds, or powder by rubbing against an abrasive surface.
2. To cause to make a harsh grinding or rasping sound through friction: grated her teeth in anger.
3. To irritate or annoy persistently: It always grates me to get put on hold.
4. Archaic To rub or wear away.
1. To make a harsh rasping sound: an old gate grating in the wind.
2. To cause irritation or annoyance: a noise that grates on one's nerves.
A harsh rasping sound made by scraping or rubbing: the grate of a key in a lock.

[Middle English graten, from Old French grater, to scrape, of Germanic origin.]

grate 2

1. A framework of parallel or latticed bars for blocking an opening.
2. A framework of metal bars used to hold fuel or food in a stove, furnace, or fireplace.
3. A fireplace.
4. A perforated iron plate or screen for sieving and grading crushed ore.
tr.v. grat·ed, grat·ing, grates
To equip with a grate.

[Middle English, from Medieval Latin grāta, alteration of Latin crātis, wickerwork.]
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He knelt down, said his prayers, and observed, not without a feeling of sincere joy, that, laying his head on the block, and keeping his eyes open, he would be able to his last moment to see the grated window of the Buytenhof.
And the same sun, yellow and pale, as it behooves a Dutch sun to be, was shining in the skies; and the same grated window looked down upon him from the Buytenhof; and the same rabble, no longer yelling, but completely thunderstruck, were staring at him from the streets below.
The Palais de Justice communicated with the prison, -- a sombre edifice, that from its grated windows looks on the clock-tower of the Accoules.
The native, first placing a calabash beneath the nose, as it were, of his curious-looking log-steed, for the purpose of receiving the grated fragments as they fall, mounts astride of it as if it were a hobby-horse, and twirling the inside of his hemispheres of cocoanut around the sharp teeth of the mother-of-pearl shell, the pure white meat falls in snowy showers into the receptacle provided.
VEGETARIAN 1 courgette 4 eggs salt and pepper 2 tsp olive oil 3 tbsp grated cheddar 1 spring onion, finely chopped
4C Foods products recalled include 4C Grated Cheese, Cento Grated Cheese Brands and Homestyle Grated Cheese.
Stir-fried ginger miso steak with broccoli Serves 2 Ingredients 200g/7oz lean sirloin steak, fat removed 1 tbsp miso paste (I used Clearspring) Thumb-sized piece ginger, half finely grated, half cut into matchsticks 4 garlic cloves, 1 finely grated, 3 sliced 175g/6oz broccoli, cut into florets 2 star anise 2 nests of wholewheat noodles 4 spring onions, cut into lengths, then finely shredded into long strips 2 tsp rapeseed oil 175g/6oz button mushrooms Reduced-salt soy sauce and sesame oil Method 1 Cut steak into strips across the grain, then mix with miso, grated ginger and grated garlic.
COURGETTE AND GORGONZOLA RISOTTO (serves 4) INGREDIENTS 200g butter (100g for frying the grated courgettes, 75g for the rice and 25g to finish) 4 medium-large courgettes grated 1 clove garlic finely diced 400g rice (Carnaroli or Vialone Nano rice) 100g onion (white - finely diced) 150ml white wine (good quality) 3ltrs light vegetable stock 250g Parmigano reggiano (grated) 150g creamy Gorgonzola (add as much or as little as you like) Salt and pepper to taste METHOD 1.
The grated fires burned 63 percent less wood and produced 88 percent less soot, the lab reports.
INGREDIENTS 8 slices of good sourdough bread 2tbsp unsalted butter 1tbsp plain flour 400ml milk Freshly grated nutmeg Dijon mustard 280g grated cheese (a mixture of Emmental, Gruyere and Cheddar is good) 160g good-quality, sliced ham Salt Black pepper METHOD 1.
KIDS will love worms (spaghetti) with dirt (meat) balls FOR THE MEATBALLS: 300g good quality pork sausages 500g lean beef mince 1 small onion, coarsely grated 1 carrot, finely grated 1 tbsp dried oregano 50g Parmesan, finely grated, plus extra to serve 1 medium egg 1 tbsp olive oil For the tomato sauce: 1 tbsp olive oil 1 courgette, coarsely grated 3 garlic cloves, finely grated 1 tbsp tomato puree pinch caster sugar splash red wine vinegar 2x 400g tins chopped tomatoes To serve Cooked spaghetti METHOD: Children: Squeeze all the sausage meat out of the skins into a large bowl and add the mince.