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grave Idioms & Phrases


-grave

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Definitions
  1. A final syllable signifying a ruler, as in landgrave, margrave. See Margrave.
Webster 1913

elisha graves otis

  • noun United States inventor who manufactured the first elevator with a safety device (1811-1861)
    Otis.
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Grave accent

  • noun a mark (`) placed above a vowel to indicate pronunciation
    grave.
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  • . (Pron.) See the Note under Accent, n., 2.
Webster 1913

grave mound

  • noun (archeology) a heap of earth placed over prehistoric tombs
    burial mound; tumulus; barrow.
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Grave wax

  • adipocere .
Webster 1913

graven image

  • noun a material effigy that is worshipped
    god; idol.
    • thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image
    • money was his god
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graves' disease

  • noun exophthalmos occurring in association with goiter; hyperthyroidism with protrusion of the eyeballs
    exophthalmic goiter.
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Graves"' dis*ease"
Etymology
So called after Dr. Graves, of Dublin.
Definitions
  1. Same as Basedow's disease.
Webster 1913

graving dock

  • noun a large dock from which water can be pumped out; used for building ships or for repairing a ship below its waterline
    drydock; dry dock.
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graving tool

  • noun a tool used by an engraver
    pointel; pointrel; graver.
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Image graver, Image maker

  • a sculptor.
Webster 1913

robert graves

  • noun English writer known for his interest in mythology and in the classics (1895-1985)
    Robert Graves; Graves.
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robert ranke graves

  • noun English writer known for his interest in mythology and in the classics (1895-1985)
    Robert Graves; Graves.
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"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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