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 for Grist
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Grist \Grist\, n. [AS. grist, fr. grindan. See Grind.]
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     1. Ground corn; that which is ground at one time; as much
        grain as is carried to the mill at one time, or the meal
        it produces.
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              Get grist to the mill to have plenty in store.
                                                    --Tusser. Q.
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     2. Supply; provision. --Swift.
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     3. In rope making, a given size of rope, common grist being a
        rope three inches in circumference, with twenty yarns in
        each of the three strands. --Knight.
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     All is grist that comes to his mill, all that he has
        anything to do with is a source of profit. [Colloq.]
     To bring grist to the maill, to bring profitable business
        into one's hands; to be a source of profit. [Colloq.]
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: grain intended to be or that has been ground

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