What does the word grist mean?

Usage examples for grist

  1. " Well, there was a little grist- mill near by, and the folks had raised a little wheat and some potatoes and peas. – Two Years in Oregon by Wallis Nash
  2. My father has the grist- mill here. – The Flag by Homer Greene
  3. It lies like a huge mill, perfect but idle, waiting for the grist that will never come to be crushed between its ruthless wheels. – The Slave Of The Lamp by Henry Seton Merriman