Reference > Brewer’s Dictionary > Grima’ce (2 syl.).

 Grim (Giant),Grimal’kin or Graymalkin (French, gris malkin). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Grima’ce (2 syl.).
 
Cotgrave says this word is from Grima’cier, who was a celebrated carver of fantastic heads in Gothic architecture. This may be so, but our word comes direct from the French grimace; grimacier, one who makes wry faces.   1
 


 Grim (Giant),Grimal’kin or Graymalkin (French, gris malkin). 

 
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