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grindstone
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Great Expectations
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  • After grinding a number of dull blades,—of whom it was remarkable that their fathers, when influential, were always going to help him to preferment, but always forgot to do it when the blades had left the Grindstone,—he had wearied of that poor work and had come to London.

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  • Do you have a grindstone to sharpen the knife?
  • The mill had a water-powered grindstone to grind wheat into flour.

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