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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Optical device consisting of a surface with many parallel grooves in it; A frame of iron bars to hold a fire; A barrier that has parallel or crossed bars blocking a passage but admitting air

Usage examples (34)
  • Also, the grating was a bad idea, a small dice would have been superior.
  • The final way the narrator is annoying is that his voice is just plain grating.
  • On the stone floor of the area and swinging from the grating were a few sickly, grimy plants in pots.
  • Beyond the grating was the open air, the river, the daylight, the shore, very narrow but sufficient for escape. for more
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