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He's got to be flattered up, an' have some grit put into him.

For thrift, grit and perseverance, are a few of the rough grains in his character.

Peel the mushrooms; rinse them to remove any grit, and cut off the ends of the stalks.

Put them into a jar one by one, that none of the grit may stick to them; and when cold, cover them with the pickle thus made.

Says it's nothin' but just grit and hang-on that keeps him alive.

They, perhaps, admired his grit, his optimism; admired while they pitied.

Came a night at last when stamina and hope and grit won the long, long fight.

Wanted Mrs. Blake to wait and come on later; but talk about grit!

The most I could do was to resist the pull, to grit my teeth and cling to the advantage I had.

Still they proved their grit by keeping on, as if determined to stick it out.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English greot "sand, dust, earth, gravel," from Proto-Germanic *greutan "tiny particles of crushed rock" (cf. Old Saxon griot, Old Frisian gret, Old Norse grjot "rock, stone," German Grieß "grit, sand"), from PIE *ghreu- "rub, grind" (cf. Lithuanian grudas "corn, kernel," Old Church Slavonic gruda "clod"). Sense of "pluck, spirit" first recorded American English, 1808.

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