from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See gromet.

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  • noun Alternative spelling of grommet.

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  • noun fastener consisting of a metal ring for lining a small hole to permit the attachment of cords or lines


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  • The mate, who acted as boat-steerer, now came to his proper place in the stern, where he guided the boat by an oar passed through a ring called a grummet, while the headsman, who had before been steering, took his place in the bow, armed with several lances, ready to plunge into the body of the whale the instant it again appeared.

    The Voyage of the "Steadfast" The Young Missionaries in the Pacific

  • A chimney was soon fitted, made by Kerr out of the tin lining of one of the biscuit – cases, and passed through a close – fitting tin grummet sewn into the canvas of the roof just between the keels of the two boats, and the smoke nuisance was soon a thing of the past.

    South: the story of Shackleton’s last expedition 1914–1917

  • The damaged net was taken away and one of the old service grummet nets slung in its place, the cylinders containing the gun cotton being attached to the jackstay immediately in front of the battered sides, and 30 feet from the hulk, and sunk to a distance of 20 feet below the water line, which would bring it about opposite the bend of the bilge.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 601, July 9, 1887

  • They did buck in with their funny bamboo oars, long things like bakers 'bread shovels, with square or round blades tied with string to the end of a bamboo, which worked in a hemp grummet on a single wooden thole pin.

    From Edinburgh to India & Burmah

  • Just now a rope grummet, thrown by an elderly youth at a tub, rolled under his legs, and the judge handed it back most politely, and resumed contemplation.

    From Edinburgh to India & Burmah

  • Accordingly, acting under his directions I placed myself within the bight, and tucking it well up under my arm-pits, slid the grummet up the trunk as high as it would go.

    The Congo Rovers A Story of the Slave Squadron

  • Whipping out his knife, he quickly cut a long length of "monkey-rope" or creeper, and twisting the tough pliant stem into a grummet round the trunk of the tree, he bade me pass the bight over my shoulders, and then showed me how, with its aid,

    The Congo Rovers A Story of the Slave Squadron

  • Then pressing against the tree firmly with my feet I gave the grummet a quick jerk upward and again worked myself up the trunk with my knees as before.

    The Congo Rovers A Story of the Slave Squadron

  • This example was followed by the rest: Seeing this, Pat secured several about his neck, and then getting into his grummet he descended.

    The Three Admirals

  • This he twisted into a huge grummet round the tree, leaving space enough for his own body to get in also.

    The Three Admirals


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