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grind (2 metaphor from sharpening an axe)
1. to afflict, torment Tp. IV. i. 261 “ their joints.”
2. to whet (the appetite) Sonn. cx. 10.
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    • William Shakespeare, The Tempest, 4.1
    • William Shakespeare, Sonnets, cx
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