To bring grist to the maill
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]


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  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • All is grist that comes to his mill — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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