grist grist  /ˈɡrɪst/

Definition(s):

  • (n) grain intended to be or that has been ground

Usage(s):

  1. Let's face it: this political campaign is suffering from a grist shortage.
  2. But all of this was merely grist for Ahmadinejad.
  3. On the other hand, it is grist for his weekly column, and there's no art without a little suffering.

News

  1. 1 dead after three-vehicle crash

    A three-vehicle accident on Grist Mill Road at the intersection with Alabama 21 Monday evening left one woman dead and another driver airlifted to Birmingham. The woman was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead on the scene. No other information was available Monday evening.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Daily Home

  2. Speed a factor in fatal crash

    TALLADEGA COUNTY — A Childersburg woman was killed following a two-vehicle accident on Grist Mill Road and Alabama 21 Monday afternoon.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Daily Home

  3. Katy Perry, linked again to John Mayer, seen with Robert Pattinson

    Keeping up with Katy Perry’s love life is proving grist for the Hollywood gossip mill. No sooner did we hear the pop star had reignited her romance with ex-beau John Mayer, than weekend sightings of Perry looking cozy with “Twilight” star Robert Pattinson made folks think Russell Brand’s ex-wife was back to playing the field. “I think Katy is not interested in getting serious with anyone at this ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Chicago Sun-Times

Quotes

  1. As Myers says in a court document, "It is probable that Al-Qaeda and other groups will seize upon these images and videos as grist for their propaganda mill which will result in, besides violent attacks, increased terrorist recruitment, continued...
    on Aug 18, 2005 By: Richard Myers Source: GOPUSA

  2. "Hopefully the process is to spot things that would be grist for the funny mill," Mr. Stewart, 45, said. "In some respects, the heavier subjects are the ones that are most loaded with opportunity because they have the most - you know, the...
    on Aug 16, 2008 By: Jon Stewart Source: New York Times

  3. "From the standpoint of a writer, I saw the grist for a character," Connelly said. "I thought if I could write a story about someone going through this, it could be a character that would live in people's imaginations."
    on Jan 7, 2007 By: Michael Connelly Source: San Luis Obispo Tribune

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