grasian, formed from grees, gives " to graze," of cattle feeding on growing herbage, also " grazier," one who grazes or feeds cattle for the market; " to graze," to abrade, to touch lightly in passing, may be a development of this from the idea of close cropping; if it is to be distinguished a possible connexion may be found with " glace " (Fr.
goers, grees) is common to Teutonic languages, cf.
grees; the root is the O.
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