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grinding
 n.— «Irons off the tees, safe approach shots. Nothing frivolous or stupid. And, as Woods said, “a lot of grinding,” golfing vernacular for heavy breathing before every shot. And after.» —“Tiger back on big-game trail” by Art Spander Telegraphc (U.K.) July 16, 2004. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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