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grindstone
used in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

13 uses
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Definition
a  disk shaped stone used to grind (as when wheat is ground to flour), or used to sharpen or polish (as when sharpening a knife)
  • There's a gaudy big grindstone down at the mill...
    Chapter 38 (36% in)
grindstone = a large stone shaped like a disk that spins and is used to grind grain
  • It warn't no slouch of an idea; and it warn't no slouch of a grindstone nuther; but we allowed we'd tackle it.
    Chapter 38 (37% in)
  • grindstone = a stone shaped like a disk that spins and is used to grind, sharpen or polish
  • We smouched the grindstone, and set out to roll her home, but it was a most nation tough job.
    Chapter 38 (38% in)
  • grindstone = a stone shaped like a disk that spins and is used to grind, sharpen or polish
  • We see it warn't no use; we got to go and fetch Jim. So he raised up his bed and slid the chain off of the bed-leg, and wrapt it round and round his neck, and we crawled out through our hole and down there, and Jim and me laid into that grindstone and walked her along like nothing; and Tom superintended.
    Chapter 38 (43% in)
  • grindstone = a stone shaped like a disk that spins and is used to grind, sharpen or polish
  • Our hole was pretty big, but it warn't big enough to get the grindstone through;
    Chapter 38 (44% in)
  • grindstone = a stone shaped like a disk that spins and is used to grind, sharpen or polish
  • Then Tom marked out them things on it with the nail, and set Jim to work on them, with the nail for a chisel and an iron bolt from the rubbage in the lean-to for a hammer, and told him to work till the rest of his candle quit on him, and then he could go to bed, and hide the grindstone under his straw tick and sleep on it.
    Chapter 38 (47% in)
  • grindstone = a stone shaped like a disk that spins and is used to grind, sharpen or polish
  • And he said that between the rats and the snakes and the grindstone there warn't no room in bed for him...
    Chapter 39 (36% in)
  • grindstone = a stone shaped like a disk that spins and is used to grind, sharpen or polish
  • The shirt was sent in early, in a pie, and every time a rat bit Jim he would get up and write a little in his journal whilst the ink was fresh; the pens was made, the inscriptions and so on was all carved on the grindstone; the bed-leg was sawed in two, and we had et up the sawdust, and it give us a most amazing stomach-ache.
    Chapter 39 (44% in)
  • grindstone = a stone shaped like a disk that spins and is used to grind, sharpen or polish
  • Look at that-air grindstone, s'I; want to tell ME't any cretur 't's in his right mind 's a goin' to scrabble all them crazy things onto a grindstone, s'I?
    Chapter Xli (34% in)
  • grindstone = a stone shaped like a disk that spins and is used to grind, sharpen or polish
  • Look at that-air grindstone, s'I; want to tell ME't any cretur 't's in his right mind 's a goin' to scrabble all them crazy things onto a grindstone, s'I?
    Chapter Xli (34% in)
  • grindstone = a stone shaped like a disk that spins and is used to grind, sharpen or polish
  • But how in the nation'd they ever GIT that grindstone IN there, ANYWAY?
    Chapter Xli (41% in)
  • grindstone = a stone shaped like a disk that spins and is used to grind, sharpen or polish
  • I was a-sayin' to Sister Dunlap, jist this minute, how DID they git that grindstone in there, s'I.
    Chapter Xli (42% in)
  • grindstone = a stone shaped like a disk that spins and is used to grind, sharpen or polish
  • And we had to steal candles, and the sheet, and the shirt, and your dress, and spoons, and tin plates, and case-knives, and the warming-pan, and the grindstone, and flour, and just no end of things, and you can't think what work it was to make the saws, and pens, and inscriptions, and one thing or another, and you can't think HALF the fun it was.
    Chapter Xlii (56% in)
grindstone = a stone shaped like a disk that spins and is used to grind, sharpen or polish
There are no more uses of "grindstone" in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

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