Grindle \Grin"dle\, n. (Zo["o]l.) The bowfin; -- called also {Johnny Grindle}. [Local, U. S.] [1913 Webster]

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  • Grindle — This unusual name is of Anglo Saxon origin, and is a lcoational surname deriving from any one of various places; Greendale in Devonshire, Grindale in East Yorkshire, or Grindle in Shropshire. Greendale in Devon is recorded as Grendil in circa… …   Surnames reference

  • grindle — /grin dl/, n. bowfin. [1700 10, Amer.; < G Gründel, dim. of Grund ground, bottom] * * * …   Universalium

  • grindle — f ( an/ an) herring …   Old to modern English dictionary

  • grindle — grin·dle …   English syllables

  • grindle — noun primitive long bodied carnivorous freshwater fish with a very long dorsal fin; found in sluggish waters of North America • Syn: ↑bowfin, ↑dogfish, ↑Amia calva • Hypernyms: ↑ganoid, ↑ganoid fish • Member Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Grindle stone — Grin dle stone A grindstone. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • grindle-stone —  a grind stone. North …   A glossary of provincial and local words used in England

  • grindle-coke — …   Useful english dictionary

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