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 Grima’ce (2 syl.).Grimes (Peter). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Grimal’kin or Graymalkin (French, gris malkin).
 
Shakespeare makes the Witch in Macbeth say, “I come, Graymalkin,” Malkin being the name of a foul fiend. The cat, supposed to be a witch and the companion of witches, is called by the same name.   1
 


 Grima’ce (2 syl.).Grimes (Peter). 

 
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