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 for Grinder''s rot
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Grinder \Grind"er\, n.
     1. One who, or that which, grinds.
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     2. One of the double teeth, used to grind or masticate the
        food; a molar.
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     3. (Zool.) The restless flycatcher ({Seisura inquieta) of
        Australia; -- called also restless thrush and volatile
        thrush. It makes a noise like a scissors grinder, to
        which the name alludes.
  
     4. A submarine sandwich. [local, U.S.]
  
     Syn: submarine, hoagie.
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     Grinder's asthma, Grinder's phthisis, or Grinder's rot
        (Med.), a lung disease produced by the mechanical
        irritation of the particles of steel and stone given off
        in the operation of grinding.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rot \Rot\, n.
     1. Process of rotting; decay; putrefaction.
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     2. (Bot.) A disease or decay in fruits, leaves, or wood,
        supposed to be caused by minute fungi. See Bitter rot,
        Black rot, etc., below.
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     3. [Cf. G. rotz glanders.] A fatal distemper which attacks
        sheep and sometimes other animals. It is due to the
        presence of a parasitic worm in the liver or gall bladder.
        See 1st Fluke, 2.
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              His cattle must of rot and murrain die. --Milton.
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     Bitter rot (Bot.), a disease of apples, caused by the
        fungus Glaeosporium fructigenum. --F. L. Scribner.
  
     Black rot (Bot.), a disease of grapevines, attacking the
        leaves and fruit, caused by the fungus Laestadia
        Bidwellii. --F. L. Scribner.
  
     Dry rot (Bot.) See under Dry.
  
     Grinder's rot (Med.) See under Grinder.
  
     Potato rot. (Bot.) See under Potato.
  
     White rot (Bot.), a disease of grapes, first appearing in
        whitish pustules on the fruit, caused by the fungus
        Coniothyrium diplodiella. --F. L. Scribner.
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