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A sandwich served on a long roll of bread, typically six inches to several feet in length, filled with a variety of ingredients including meat, cheese, and vegetables. Primarily heard in US. This restaurant across the road from our office makes the best grinder in the city. I've gotten to where I go there two or three times a week for lunch. I'm ordering a few four-foot grinders for the party this weekend, so if you have any food allergies, let me know before tomorrow.

the organ grinder's monkey

If you call someone the organ grinder's monkey, you mean that they are doing what a powerful person wants them to do, but have no real power themselves. He's the organ grinder's monkey, his only role in life to get money for his boss. Note: People use the terms organ grinder and monkey in many different structures to mean the powerful person and the person who does what they want. Why bother with monkeys when you can deal with the organ grinder? Some will say that I focus too much attention on the monkey, whilst allowing the organ grinder to get off free. Note: This expression is often used to show a lack of respect for both of the people you are talking about, but especially for the `monkey'. Note: In former times, organ grinders were street entertainers who played barrel organs. Sometimes they had a monkey that performed to the music.
See also: monkey


1. and sub and hoagy and torpedo and grinder and poor boy and hero n. a long sandwich containing many different foods. (Sometimes many feet long. It is cut into smaller segments for serving a group. Usually contains sliced meats and cheese, as well as tomatoes and onions. Terms vary depending on where you are in the country.) He ordered a submarine, but he couldn’t finish it.
2. n. a large marijuana cigarette. Look at the size of that sub!
3. n. [menstrual] tampon. My God! I’m out of submarines!


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Horizontal grinders offer an additional advantage in removing such contaminants on the infeed, she adds.
Also central or beside-the-press general-purpose grinders for granulation of sprues, runners and discarded parts for injection, blow and extrusion applications.
Land clearing may remain one of the biggest applications likely for horizontal grinders, but their versatility is helping the equipment to gain access to a number of different markets.
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I figure maybe we can try it here and start a family,'' said Majer, 42, who with his wife took over the Coffee Grinders cafe on Newhall Ranch Road and Avenue Tibbitts eight months ago.
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At NPE 2003, Recycling Technologies will debut its line of industrial waste grinders that grind purges and plastic scrap, and conduct demonstrations of the capabilities of the units to cut through the most difficult plastic waste material, including ridge PVC.
Why you should care: Wasino has equipped its Meister grinders with a controller that it says reduces operation time by being exceptionally easy-to-use and requires no programming knowledge.