Middle English grisbiten, from Old English gristbitian, from grist-bite act of gnashing, from grīst act of grinding + bite biting, from bītan to bite
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grist for one's/the mill
“Gristbite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gristbite. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.
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