Surely the time was gone forever when the broad river could bring up unwelcome ships; Russia was only the place where the linseed came from,--the more the better,--making grist for
the great vertical millstones with their scythe-like arms, roaring and grinding and carefully sweeping as if an informing soul were in them.
The remaining canvases were more uneven, offering grist for
the pessimists: passages of bleachy color, strokes that seemed disconnected or glibly anchored to one another, and above all, the use of white as a straightforward background.
Far from shying away from these things, Kysar implores the preacher to embrace these ambiguities and paradoxes as grist for
the preaching mill.
I have long advocated a whole-grain-rye-based diet instead of wheat-based, and the "large amounts of lignans" in rye gives more (if surprising) grist for
Confusing rules, staff downsizings, facilities unwittingly losing thousands of dollars a week, patients at risk for denial of care, the looming threat of federal prosecution for mistakes - this is all grist for
the journalistic mill.
Any excess or unnecessary wording is grist for
an attorney's mill.
The miscellany of diary entries, lecture notes, exams, briefs and even rejection letters are grist for
The murder of Carlo Tresca will continue to provide conspiracy theorists with lent of grist for
The company focuses on securing the unfiltered, validated data that is the grist for
improved business performance.
It's common for singers to point to real-life trials as the inspiration for their songs, but Tret Fure might have wished for a little less grist for
As Doris Kearns Goodwin's The Kennedys and the Fitzgeralds so brilliantly demonstrated last spring, there is abundant grist for
the trover's craft in the stories of Boston politics.
And District Attorney Steve Cooley has yet more grist for
his inquiry into possible wrongdoing in city government.
Neel objected to depersonalizing a human subject, using it merely as grist for
the artistic mill, treating it simply as one element in a composition.
Anything can be grist for
political mud, but the Tournament of Roses seems unlikely material.
That does not mean, however, that members of Congress should treat the report on President Clinton by Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr as simply more grist for
the political mill.