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grist

 (grĭst)
n.
1. Grain or a quantity of grain for grinding.
2. Ground grain.
Idiom:
grist for (one's)/the mill
Something that can be used to advantage.

[Middle English, from Old English grīst; see ghrendh- in Indo-European roots.]

grist

(ɡrɪst)
n
1. (Agriculture)
a. grain intended to be or that has been ground
b. the quantity of such grain processed in one grinding
2. (Brewing) brewing malt grains that have been cleaned and cracked
3. grist to the mill grist to one's mill grist for the mill grist for one's mill anything that can be turned to profit or advantage
[Old English grīst; related to Old Saxon grist-grimmo gnashing of teeth, Old High German grist-grimmōn]

grist

(grɪst)

n.
1. grain to be ground.
2. ground grain; meal produced from grinding.
3. a quantity of grain for grinding at one time; the amount of meal from one grinding.
4. Older Use. a quantity or lot.
Idioms:
grist for or to one's mill, something used to one's profit or advantage, esp. something seemingly unpromising.
[before 1000; Middle English, Old English; akin to Old English grindan to grind]
grist′er, n.

Grist

 a lot; a number; a quantity; a supply for an occasion; the grain which is to be ground at the mill.
Examples: grist of bees, 1848; of corn [awaiting grinding], 1483; of flies; of grain [amount carried to the mill at one time]; of hope, 1623; of meal; of rain, 1840.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.grist - grain intended to be or that has been groundgrist - grain intended to be or that has been ground
food grain, grain, cereal - foodstuff prepared from the starchy grains of cereal grasses
Translations
syömävilja

grist

[grɪst] N it's all grist to the millde todo hay que sacar provecho

grist

[ˈgrɪst] n
grist to the mill
It's all grist to his mill → Ça apporte de l'eau à son moulin.

grist

n it’s all grist to his/the milldas kann er/man alles verwerten; (for complaint) → das ist Wasser auf seine Mühle

grist

[grɪst] n (fig) it's (all) grist to the milltutto aiuta
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The clearance was effected at last; the Stryver arrears were handsomely fetched up; everything was got rid of until November should come with its fogs atmospheric, and fogs legal, and bring grist to the mill again.
Everything depends on the constitution: some people make fat, some blood, and some bile--that's my view of the matter; and whatever they take is a sort of grist to the mill.
Often, reporting by some mainstream media has bordered on conspiracies, providing more grist to the mill.
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Increased road traffic over the existing Menai Strait bridges will inevitably be grist to the mill for the campaigns of those like Anglesey Councillor Selwyn Williams who want a third crossing of the strait.
For all those who get wound up by talent not being matched by application, Jack's shenanigans - if you can call them that - last weekend were grist to the mill.
Threats of being sued go with the territory and so the letter from London legal firm Joelson Wilson was grist to the mill.
All grist to the mill that builds on Birmingham and the West Midlands' reputation for growing entrepreneurial businesses.
Recent high profile court cases have added grist to the mill and the CPS has come in for a bashing.
Injury deprived England of Kevin Pietersen several weeks ago - providing grist to the mill of those who worry about their stolid approach early in the game, two new balls or otherwise, and the subsequent pressure that puts on the players to come - and 'niggles' now hang ominously over two key members of the bowling attack, in Stuart Broad and Steven Finn.
It all seems grist to the mill in a battle where the anti-HS2 brigade play the same tit-for-tat game by inflating giant white elephants in front of Parliament.
It does add further grist to the mill to the argument to keep interest rates on hold," said Philip Shaw, chief UK economist at Investec.