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He has all his housework there, a broom and a duster, and I dare say he has a cooking-stove and a gridiron.

The gridiron of Saint Lawrence is of an agreeable freshness to him.

Cold potatoes may be fried in slices or quarters, or broiled on a gridiron.

Cut out the stems, and put them, with the top of the mushrooms downwards, on a gridiron.

Put them on a gridiron that has been well rubbed with sweet butter.

And now, Captain jewel, it is I that wishes we had a gridiron.

Why, Patrick, what puts the notion of a gridiron into your head?

Then, would you lind me the loan of a gridiron, if you plase?

Then would you lind me the loan of a gridiron, sir and you'll obleege me?

Then lend me the loan of a gridiron, I say, and bad scram to you.

WORD ORIGIN

cooking utensil, early 14c., griderne, alteration (by association with iron) of gridire (late 13c.), a variant of gridil (see griddle). Confusion of "l" and "r" was common in Norman dialect. Also a medieval instrument of torture by fire. As the word for a U.S. football field, by 1896, for its lines.

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