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grout

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v grout bind with grout "grout the bathtub"
    • n grout a thin mortar that can be poured and used to fill cracks in masonry or brickwork
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Grout A thin, coarse mortar, used for pouring into the joints of masonry and brickwork; also, a finer material, used in finishing the best ceilings.
    • Grout Coarse meal; ground malt;
    • Grout Formerly, a kind of beer or ale.
    • Grout Lees; dregs; grounds. "Grouts of tea."
    • v. t Grout To fill up or finish with grout, as the joints between stones.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n grout Coarse meal; pollard; in the plural, groats; also, porridge made of such meal.
    • n grout Wort when first prepared, and before it has begun to ferment.
    • n grout Lees; grounds; dregs.
    • n grout Mud; dirt; filth.
    • n grout A thin coarse mortar poured into the joints of masonry and brickwork.
    • n grout A finishing or setting coat of fine stuff for ceilings.
    • grout Made with or consisting of grout.
    • grout To fill up or form with grout, as the joints or spaces between stones; use as grout.
    • grout To bore with the snout, or dig up like a hog.
    • grout A dialectal form of great, seen in composition, as in grouthead, groutnoll.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Grout growt coarse meal: the sediment of liquor: lees: a thin coarse mortar: a fine plaster for finishing ceilings
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. grūt,; akin to grytt, G. grütze, griess, Icel. grautr, Lith. grudas, corn, kernel, and E. groats,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. grút, coarse meal; cog. with Dut. grut, Ice. grautr, porridge, Ger. grütze, groats.

Usage

In literature:

The last hunt-morning you breakfasted here you threw the coffee-grouts into the sugar-basin, when I let you help me.
"The Kellys and the O'Kellys" by Anthony Trollope
Another method, which has rather fallen into disuse, is grouting.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 601, July 9, 1887" by Various
They should continue to be carefully grouted and faced until settlement is complete.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 643, April 28, 1888" by Various
This was done by drilling into the rock holes from 6 to 15 ft. in depth, and grouting into each hole a 1-1/2-in.
"Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers, vol. LXVIII, Sept. 1910" by B.F. Cresson, Jr
Except as previously noted, the voids outside of the tunnel lining were filled with grout ejected through the grout holes in each segment.
"Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers, vol. LXVIII, Sept. 1910" by James H. Brace, Francis Mason and S. H. Woodard
As a partridge grouts with her wings in a dusty furrow, so he worked in the powdered snow to make her a nest.
"Lore of Proserpine" by Maurice Hewlett
Grout pipes were built into the masonry and later all voids were filled with grout.
"Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Vol. LXVIII, Sept. 1910" by James H. Brace and Francis Mason
The patriots and sages who framed our Constitution grouted it with this principle.
"The Arena" by Various
Princeton, Mrs. L. M. Grout, 2.
"The American Missionary -- Volume 54, No. 4, October, 1900" by Various
After the pavement has been grouted, the wooden strip is pulled out and the joint is filled with a suitable bituminous filler.
"American Rural Highways" by T. R. Agg
The Grouts, however, were eager to go early and get it over with.
"In a Little Town" by Rupert Hughes
During this session a bill to incorporate the Vermont W. S. A., was introduced into the Senate by S. E. Grout.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume IV" by Various
One of his examining physicians there was Doctor Franklin Grout, who later married Flaubert's niece, Caroline Commanville.
"Ivory Apes and Peacocks" by James Huneker
The walls are of strong grout-work, about four feet thick.
"The Poetical Works of William Wordsworth, Volume IV (of 8)" by William Wordsworth
Whether both machines were manufactured by him or whether he might have been exhibiting one of Grout's machines is not known.
"The Invention of the Sewing Machine" by Grace Rogers Cooper
At that rate I'd venture to speak for both Grout and Christmas.
"Young Wallingford" by George Randolph Chester
George Grout was elected freemen's Sheriff at Norwich.
"Norfolk Annals A Chronological Record of Remarkable Events in the Nineteeth Century, Vol. 1" by Charles Mackie
Another work of great value which Mr. Grout of the Charity Organisation Society has organised is vacant lot cultivation.
"Following the Color Line" by Ray Stannard Baker
For bread they got black grout, that tortured the stomach.
"History of the Commune of 1871" by P. Lissagary
Grout and Co.'s factory closed, 414.
"Norfolk Annals A Chronological Record of Remarkable Events in the Nineteeth Century, Vol. 2" by Charles Mackie
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In poetry:

"Soul of Khons!" Sesostris shouted,
Striding down the planks blood-grouted—
Into his beard fell something light,
And he spat, and swooned with fright.
"Lita of the Nile" by Richard Doddridge Blackmore

In news:

" Grouts typically are cement-based products and are available as sanded or unsanded," said Levinson.
Quartz-Lock grout is an excellent replacement product for epoxy and cement grouts .
A Tile Grout That Works.
The next step was to develop a grout that is as easy to clean as the tile.
PumpMaster Grout Pump Airplaco Equipment Company Cincinnati.
Airplaco's PumpMaster grout pump is used for masonry block fill.
The PumpMaster PG-25, known as P-Rock, was developed after refining the PumpMaster model PG-21 grout pump.
Memorial services for Rosa (Moehring) Grout, 95, of Sault St Marie, Mich. And formerly of Glencoe, will be held at 11 am, Thursday, March 25, from the First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe.
Grout 's benefactor this year was Cook Security Group of Milwaukie.
In the 1970s, he advocated for what was then a controversial change in the water-cement ratio for structural grout .
( photo by Phil Grout / November 10, 2012 ).
The Shenendehowa boys cross country team lived up to the preseason hype at last Saturday's Grout Run at Schenectady's Central Park.
( Photo by Phil Grout / August 22, 2012 ).
Gently rub grout off seashells, too.
( photo by Phil Grout / July 29, 2012 ).
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In science:

Bill Blume, Rudolf Eigenmann, Keith Faigin, John Grout, Jay Hoe, David Padua, Paul Petersen, Bill Pottenger, Lawrence Rauchwerger, Peng Tu, and Stephen Weatherford.
The Multi-Core Era - Trends and Challenges
SiD expects to move on hardened steel rails, grouted and locked to the floor.
SiD Letter of Intent
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