from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In the fifteenth century, the roughened or studded gripe of the lance.
- n. The ring or hollow cylinder of iron through which the shaft of a lance passes and by which it is seized. Compare bur, 6.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
You, on the other hand, are a sour-graper, a dead-ender, and exhibit a high probability of showing up on CNN as the perpetrator of some kind of gun crime, probably the slaughter of your own family, or perhaps a handful of coworkers.
One sieve, one bacon trough, a cheese press, one little tub, eight shelves, one graper for a well.