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When you’re head-down and nose to the grindstone — I’m looking at all you hard-working early-stage startup founders — it’s easy to miss a deadline for an outstanding opportunity.

He told and told of his misery with Cavonnier’s loss to Grindstone in 1996, saying, “I couldn’t say what I wanted” at the moment because, “There was a monsignor sitting right in front of me.”

She was very glib with the sheep and the geese, but the grindstone made her head ache, and she gave it up.

Probably she had never heard of the grindstone, or the sheep, and could not work out the problems if she had.

These people had travelled with our caravan for two days, each carrying the heavy grindstone in turns.

The Indians took the boy who had been turning the grindstone, young Slocum, and his sister Frances, and prepared to depart.

When Osmo found she was firm, he went secretly and broke the old grindstone into small pieces.


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On this page you'll find 145 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to grindstone, such as: activity, affair, calling, craft, do, and dodge.

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