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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.
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
[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.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
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.
Grindstone-Rowes Run, PA
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