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  • Coarse meal; grouts; the part of the corn which remains after the fine meal has passed through the sieve.


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  • Oh what a suspected state therefore is that of a king holding his regiment with the hatred of his people, the hart grudgings of his courtiers, and the peremtorie practises of both togither?

    Chronicles (3 of 6): Historie of England (1 of 9) Henrie IV Raphael Holinshed

  • This spoke; the gods in murmuring grudgings mourn'd,

    The Metamorphoses of Publius Ovidus Naso in English blank verse Vols. I & II 43 BC-18? Ovid

  • Nor was it long till grudgings and envyings arose among them, such as commonly obstruct every good arrangement, and easily distort and tear in pieces everything that reasonable and thinking men would wish to keep united.

    Chapter XVI. Book V 1917

  • As Aaron spake to all the company of the children of Israel they beheld towards the wilderness, and our Lord spake to Moses in a cloud and said: I have heard the grudgings of the children of Israel; say to them: At even ye shall eat flesh and to-morn ye shall be filled with bread, and ye shall know that I am your Lord God.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 1 1230-1298 1900

  • Knew they not the Jews -- tell me -- and their evil practice, and their soul full of grudgings?

    NPNF1-12. Saint Chrysostom: Homilies on the Epistles of Paul to the Corinthians Editor 1889

  • And again, if we walk in the light; that is, if we look honestly at our own hearts, and confess honestly to God what we see wrong there; then we have fellowship one with another; all our frettings and grudgings against our fellow-men pass away; and the blood of Jesus Christ cleanseth us from all sin.

    Town and Country Sermons Charles Kingsley 1847

  • But had a man, by an early wariness and observance of his teeming thoughts, crushed those infant sharpnesses, those first disgusts and grudgings, that began to sour and torment his whole mind, he would have found the humour curable and conquerable; and for all these seeds, and little essays of disturbance, yet, as to the main event of practice, he must have passed for a peaceable man.

    Sermons Preached Upon Several Occasions. Vol. VII. 1634-1716 1823

  • Which consideration alone,! should think, might be able to compose the murmurs and the grudgings that lie festering in many men's hearts against God, caused by a surmise of God's hard dealings with them.

    Sermons Preached Upon Several Occasions. Vol. V. 1634-1716 1823

  • Every heart swells against a tyrant, as against a common enemy of mankind, and blood rises at the sight of blood; and certainly it is none of the least of miseries for a man to be justly hated; for though it be tied up and restrained from its utmost effects, yet the very breathings of it are malignant, the silent grudgings and glances of it ominous and fatal.

    Sermons Preached Upon Several Occasions. Vol. VII. 1634-1716 1823

  • Those who are in the midst of common enemies, and in any suffering circumstances, should be more especially careful not to grieve nor to groan against one another, otherwise judgments will come upon them as well as others; and the more such grudgings prevail the nearer do they show judgment to be.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume VI (Acts to Revelation) 1721


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  • --Arthur George Liddon Rogers, ed. A History of Agriculture and Prices in England, Clarendon Press, 1887, p.313.

    January 30, 2013