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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR GROOMING

When it came to grooming the mud was caked thick on all hides.

Of mornings, Landy assisted with the colt's grooming and education.

With that he proceeded to give Bobby such a grooming as he had never had before.

It had been explained to them that each one should attend the grooming of his or her own horse.

We went round to the stables, where we found Dio, who was grooming the horses.

A hundred men might be seen occupying themselves in grooming their horses.

At night they came back in groups, hoping to get their food and grooming as usual.

Rumor has it that Harrison is grooming him as his own successor.

Often it seemed to be sleeping while the grooming was performed.

The feeding and grooming of these animals formed a vital task.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1200, grome "male child, boy;" c.1300 as "youth, young man." No known cognates in other Germanic languages. Perhaps from Old English *groma, related to growan "grow;" or from Old French grommet "servant" (cf. Middle English gromet "ship's boy," early 13c.). Meaning "male servant who attends to horses" is from 1660s.

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