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grate (GRAYT) (verb)
1. To reduce to fragments, shreds, or powder by rubbing against an abrasive surface: While the pasta was boiling, Jenifer began to grate the cheese for the sauce.
2. To make a harsh rasping sound by or as if by scraping or grinding: Crickets grate their wings together to create their distinctive sounds.
grate (GRAYT) (noun)
A framework of lattice or parallel bars: The water drain on the street was protected by a grate so that nobody would fall in!
great (GRAYT) (adjective)
1. Extremely large or big: The great expanse of the forest was overwhelming to the hikers.
2. Of outstanding importance or significance: Kim was a great author, famous for her short stories.

The great grate in the street was placed there because of the extreme flooding rains that often took place in that area.

Ed's barbecue turns out superb burgers and that's why he calls it his great grate.

What was the name of the movie where the main actor lifted a drain cover on a street and got away from those who were chasing him?

Babs thinks it was the "Grate Escape"!

Units related to: “great
(Latin: large, great)
(Greek: large, great; long [in extent or duration]; enlarged, or elongated, long [in length]; abnormally large)
(Latin: magister, chief, head, leader; from Latin magnus, "great")
(Latin: large, big, great; much, abundant)
(Latin: large, great, greatest)
(Greek: large, great, big, powerful)
(Greek: lower extremity of the windpipe; by extension, extremity of the heart, the great artery)
(Latin: grandfather; ancestor; father of a great-grandfather)
(Greek: karos, deep sleep, drowsiness; the great arteries of the neck)
(Latin: frequented, populous; to frequent in great numbers, to assemble, to honor; thronged)
(Alfred the Great, the first king of England)
(period of great literary producion)
(Latin: great praise or honor; renown)
(Latin: great or big toe, the first digit of the foot)
(Greek: above, over; excessive; more than normal; abnormal excess [in medicine]; abnormally great or powerful sensation [in physical or pathological terms]; highest [in chemical compounds])
(Greek > Latin: "the great river encompassing the whole earth"; hence, the "great Outward Sea" [as opposed to the "Inward" or Mediterranean]; the ocean)
(Greek: how much? how great?)
(Latin: how much; as much as, how many; how great; amount)
(Latin: brisk, active, vigorous, energetic; great effort, requiring much energy, arduous)
(Latin: stand in awe of, to be awed at; wonder or admiration of; dread mixed with veneration or great respect)
(Latin: internal organs; all that is under the skin, all parts in the body except flesh or muscles; entrails; any large interior organ in any of the three great cavities of the body; specifically, those within the chest; such as, the heart or lungs; or in the abdomen; such as, the liver, pancreas, and intestines; and in the head; such as, the brain)
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Did they say what I think they said? Words from “great thinkers”, past and present.

  • “I’m not going to have some reporters pawing through our papers. We are the President.” —Attributed to Hillary Clinton, commenting about the release of subpoenaed documents

  • “Smoking kills, and if you’re killed, you’ve lost a very important part of your life.” —Attributed to Brooke Shields.

  • “We’re going to turn this team around 360 degrees.” —Attributed to Jason Kidd, upon his drafting to the Dallas Mavericks.

  • “The President has kept all of the promises he intended to keep.” —Attributed to Former Clinton aide, George Stephanopolous speaking on “Larry King Live.”

  • “China is a big country, inhabited by many Chinese.” —Attributed to Former French President, Charles de Gaulle.

  • “If you let that sort of thing go on, your bread and butter will be cut right out from under your feet.” —Attributed to Former British Foreign Minister, Ernest Bevin.

  • “The streets are safe in Philadelphia. It’s only the people that make them unsafe.” —Attributed to the former Philadelphia Mayor and Police Chief, Frank Rizzo

  • “When more and more people are thrown out of work, unemployment results” —Attributed to former U.S. President (30th), Calvin Coolidge

  • “They’re multipurpose. Not only do they put the clips on, but they take them off.” —Attributed to a Pratt and Whitney spokesperson explaining why the company charged the U.S. Air Force almost $1,000 for an ordinary pair of pliers.

  • “To have 20-year old girls jumping up and down in front of you is more effective than Viagra.” —Andy Williams, American singer, 70, whose song “Music to Watch Girls By” has seen a recent revival on British pop charts [as seen in Time magazine’s “Verbatim”, April 5, 1999].

  • “Freedom of the press must have restrictions.” —Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, Malaysia’s Deputy PM, after the judge in the sodomy trial of Anwar Ibrahim placed a gag order on the media [as seen in Time magazine’s “Verbatim”, May 17, 1999].

  • “Remember, they only name things after you when you’re dead or really old.” —Barbara Bush, former U.S. First Lady, as CIA headquarters was renamed after her husband George (obviously, former President of the U.S.) [as seen in Time magazine’s “Verbatim”, May 10, 1999].

  • “When you talk to the average person, they are not all victims of homicide.” —Jerry Brown, currently Mayor of Oakland, California; formerly Governor of California; and formerly a U.S. Presidential candidate. Heard (twice) on the “Paul Harvey News and Comments” radio program on ABC News, June 1 (repeated on June 2), 1999.
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    Great Bear and Little Bear
    Common names and translations of Latin terms for the constellations Ursa Major and Ursa Minor in that order.
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    Lithium, a natural resource in great demand
    Lithium and its future.
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    Lithium, a natural resource in great demand
    A limited natural resource known as Lithium which may be in greater global demand.
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    Ursa Major, Great Bear
    The third largest constellation in the sky, in the north polar region.

    Its seven brightest stars make up the familiar shape, or asterism, of the Big Dipper. The second star of the handle of the dipper, called Mizar, has a companion star, Alcor.

    Two stars forming the far side of the bowl act as pointers to the north star, Polaris. Dubhe, one of them, is the constellation's brightest star.

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