Definition of Gruffs
1. gruff [v] - See also: gruff
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gruffs
gruffs (current term)
Literary usage of Gruffs
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Pharmaceutical Journal by Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (1849)
"Every drug powdered at the establishment alluded to, is weighed when received at the mill, and the ground products, consisting of fine powder and gruffs, ..."
2. The Life of John Locke by Henry Richard Fox Bourne (1876)
"Since I could not get d into their gruffs," he went on to say, " I made it business to inquire what I could concerning them, workmen could give me very ..."
3. History of England from the Fall of Wolsey to the Death of Elizabeth by James Anthony Froude (1881)
"8 Relying, it was said, on a fantastic prophecy — The country gruffs, Hob, Dick, and nick, With clubs and clouted shoon, Shall fill up ..."
4. The Pharmacopoeia of the United States of America: (The United States by United States Pharmacopoeial Convention (1820)
"Where the drug can be powdered without residue this should be required; in other cases the amount of allowable tailings, gruffs, or residue should be ..."
5. A Dictionary of Applied Chemistry by Thomas Edward Thorpe (1921)
"This point is of special importance in assaying, as cases are known in which the harder portions of the bark (which might be rejected as gruffs if the whole ..."