Confusing Words from Grays to Grizzly

Do sheep and goats grays or graze in the fields? Are greaves or grieves more than one piece of medieval leg armor? If you are displeased with the service you receive in a restaurant, do you grip, gripe, or grippe?

grazing sheep, pixabay

grazing sheep, pixabay

grays, graze
Grays are colors between black and white. Grays also means matures or ages.
As she grays, her appearance becomes more dignified and attractive.
Cattle, sheep, and goats graze as they feed on herbage. A person will graze by eating small portions of food throughout the day instead of three meals.
The sheep and goats have a pasture in which to graze..

Japanese samurai greaves, wikipedia

Japanese samurai greaves, wikipedia

greave, grieve
A greave is a piece of plate armor for the leg between the knee and the ankle, usually composed of front and back pieces.
A single greave was left in the middle of the field where the battle had been fought.
To grieve is to feel grief or great sorrow; to distress mentally or cause to feel grief or sorrow.
Her overwhelming sorrow at the death of her spouse caused her to grieve for years.

greaves, grieves
Greaves would be more than two or more pieces of leg armor.
Greaves were worn to protect the shins.

Grieves means mourns.
She dresses in black as she grieves the tragic death of her only child.

grill, www.pexels.com

grill, www.pexels.com

grill, grille or grill
Grill is used as a noun and a verb. As a noun, a grill is a grated utensil for broiling meat, fish, vegetables, etc., over a fire. As a verb, grill means to cook over a fire. It also means to question someone intensely.
Since there is no rain in the forecast, we are going to cook hamburgers and baked potatoes on the grill this evening.
A grille or grill is an openwork barrier or screen, normally made of metal and often having a decorative design.
The child dropped pennies through the grille next to the sidewalk.

grip strengthening exercises, wikimedia commons

grip strengthening exercises, wikimedia commons

grip, gripe, grippe
To grip is to seize firmly. As a noun, a grip,as well as being a firm grasp, is a suitcase.
His grip made me feel as though a giant was squeezing my hand.
To gripe is to complain.
Why do you grip about things you cannot change?
Grippe is an acute febrile contagious virus disease identical with or resembling influenza.
When grippe infected all the schoolchildren, the school closed its doors for a few weeks so that everyone had time to recover.

grisly, gristly, grizzly
If something is grisly, it is horrible and gruesome, causing a shudder or feeling of horror.
The grisly crime scene caused the new detective to have nightmares.
If a steak is gristly, it contains gristle, which is cartilage.
The gristly steak was sent back to the chef.
Grizzly means grayish. Grizzly is also a type of bear. The grizzly bear is a type of brown bear whose fur has cream or white hair tips on the back, giving it a grizzled appearance.
The grizzly bear is also called the silvertip bear.

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