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noun: grist

1.    Useful material, the interesting basis or value forming the essence of a story or analysis

2.    Something turned to advantage or use – eg the phrase grist for one’s mill

3.    Grind (less commonly, the action or results of any grinding)

origin: Germanic/English

4.    Corn or a batch of grain for grinding into flour, the product being the flour, the meal and the offal

5.    Malt crushed to make the mash used for brewing