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3 definitions found
 for Grindstone
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Grindstone \Grind"stone`\, n.
     A flat, circular stone, revolving on an axle, for grinding or
     sharpening tools, or shaping or smoothing objects.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     To hold one's nose to the grindstone, To bring one's nose
     to the grindstone, to oppress one; to keep one in a
        condition of servitude.
  
     To put one's nose to the grindstone
     (a) to oppress one; to cause one to work hard and steadily.
     (b) to set oneself to a long and arduous task.
  
     To keep one's nose to the grindstone to continue at a long
        and arduous task; to apply oneself steadily to one's
        duties.
        [1913 Webster +PJC]
  
              They might be ashamed, for lack of courage, to
              suffer the Laced[ae]monians to hold their noses to
              the grindstone.                       --Sir T.
                                                    North.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  grindstone
      n 1: a revolving stone shaped like a disk; used to grind or
           sharpen or polish edge tools

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Grindstone-Rowes Run, PA -- U.S. Census Designated Place in Pennsylvania
     Population (2000):    1141
     Housing Units (2000): 530
     Land area (2000):     2.145976 sq. miles (5.558052 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    2.145976 sq. miles (5.558052 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            31594
     Located within:       Pennsylvania (PA), FIPS 42
     Location:             40.012106 N, 79.820708 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     15442
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Grindstone-Rowes Run, PA
      Grindstone-Rowes Run
      Grindstone, PA
      Grindstone
  

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