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Grout   /graʊt/   Listen
Grout

noun
1.
A thin mortar that can be poured and used to fill cracks in masonry or brickwork.






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"Grout" Quotes from Famous Books



... a leading word, appears in all the words of a sentence, from no grammatical reason at all, but to satisfy a sweetish ear. It is like the charming gabble of children, who love to follow the first key that the tongue strikes. Mr. Grout[L] and other missionaries note examples of this: Abantu bake bonke abakoluayo ba hlala ba de ba be ba quedile, is a sentence to illustrate this native disposition. The alliteration is sometimes obscured by elisions and contractions, but never quite disappears. Mr. Grout says: "So strong ...
— Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 11, No. 65, March, 1863 • Various



Words linked to "Grout" :   fasten, fix, plaster, secure



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