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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
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Grist, Gryst, n. [ME. gryst, grist, OE. gríst. Cf. Girst.]

1. Corn to be ground; also, a batch of such corn. 1472 Edinb. B. Rec. I. 25.
That considdering the mylnis are sett with the multer and grist aucht and wont
1510 Ib. 180.
For ceissing of variance … and keping of thair rowmis in the grinding of thair gristis of quheit at thair commoun mylnis
1522–3 Ib. 209.
And als that all the myllaris … be sworne … for grynding of the saidis baxteris gristis lilelye and treulie
1532 Ib. II. 59.
Gyf ony maltmen bringis thair gryst to the mylnis to grynd
1607 Melrose Reg. Rec. I. 42.
George … confessit the thirle of the gryst of his landis … to the mylne of Langschaw in all tymes cuming
1628 Reg. Great S. 546/1.
Et afferendo grana et lie grist ad dicti Jo. molendina … molenda

2. Corn after grinding. a1500 Seven S. 1203.
The clerke … him fed With breid of beire made of a gryst And drank bot watter quhen he had thrist

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