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.