Grinders

The double teeth which grind the food put into the mouth. The Preacher speaks of old age as the time when “the grinders cease because they are few” (Ecc. xii. 3). (See Almond Tree.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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