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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Grist \Grist\, n. [AS. grist, fr. grindan. See Grind.] [1913 Webster] 1. Ground corn; that which is ground at one time; as much grain as is carried to the mill at one time, or the meal it produces. [1913 Webster] Get grist to the mill to have plenty in store. --Tusser. Q. [1913 Webster] 2. Supply; provision. --Swift. [1913 Webster] 3. In rope making, a given size of rope, common grist being a rope three inches in circumference, with twenty yarns in each of the three strands. --Knight. [1913 Webster] All is grist that comes to his mill, all that he has anything to do with is a source of profit. [Colloq.] To bring grist to the maill, to bring profitable business into one's hands; to be a source of profit. [Colloq.] --Ayliffe. [1913 Webster]