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Apr 19, 2001
This week's theme
Words formed by metathesis or transposing letters

This week's words
scart
prad
bort
gride
scrimmage

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with Anu Garg

gride

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gride (gryd)

verb intr.: To scrape or graze against an object to make a grating sound.
verb tr.: To pierce or cut with a weapon.
noun: A grating sound.

[Metathetic variation of gird.]

"And still within a hair's breadth of his ear
The crunch and gride of wheels rings sharp and clear."
Wilfrid Wilson Gibson; Wheels, Poems; 1917.

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