grinder's rot


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Grinder \Grind"er\, n.
   1. One who, or that which, grinds.
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   2. One of the double teeth, used to grind or masticate the
      food; a molar.
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   3. (Zool.) The restless flycatcher (Seisura inquieta) of
      Australia; -- called also restless thrush and {volatile
      thrush}. It makes a noise like a scissors grinder, to
      which the name alludes.

   4. A submarine sandwich. [local, U.S.]

   Syn: submarine, hoagie.
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   Grinder's asthma, Grinder's phthisis, or Grinder's rot
      (Med.), a lung disease produced by the mechanical
      irritation of the particles of steel and stone given off
      in the operation of grinding.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Rot \Rot\, n.
   1. Process of rotting; decay; putrefaction.
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   2. (Bot.) A disease or decay in fruits, leaves, or wood,
      supposed to be caused by minute fungi. See Bitter rot,
      Black rot, etc., below.
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   3. [Cf. G. rotz glanders.] A fatal distemper which attacks
      sheep and sometimes other animals. It is due to the
      presence of a parasitic worm in the liver or gall bladder.
      See 1st Fluke, 2.
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            His cattle must of rot and murrain die. --Milton.
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   Bitter rot (Bot.), a disease of apples, caused by the
      fungus Glaeosporium fructigenum. --F. L. Scribner.

   Black rot (Bot.), a disease of grapevines, attacking the
      leaves and fruit, caused by the fungus {Laestadia
      Bidwellii}. --F. L. Scribner.

   Dry rot (Bot.) See under Dry.

   Grinder's rot (Med.) See under Grinder.

   Potato rot. (Bot.) See under Potato.

   White rot (Bot.), a disease of grapes, first appearing in
      whitish pustules on the fruit, caused by the fungus
      Coniothyrium diplodiella. --F. L. Scribner.
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