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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
verb Gnash
To strike together, as in anger or pain; as, to gnash the teeth.

Etymology: OE. gnasten gnaisten, cf. Icel. gnastan a gnashing, gn�sta to gnash, Dan.knaske, Sw. gnissla, D. knarsen, G. knirschen

verb Gnash
To grind or strike the teeth together.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Grind together, of teeth

From Middle English gnasten. Origin unknown; the word is probably either Germanic or onomatopoeic. Compare Old Norse gnastan, German knirschen, German Low German gnirschen, gnörschen (“gnash”).

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Past life for Gnash born Aug 3, 1933

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Northern England approximately on 1200. Your profession was trainer and holder of the fine animals, birds, and insects.

You were a person with huge energy, good in planning and supervising. If you were just a garbage-man, you were chief garbage-man. You are bound to solve problems regarding pollution of environment, recycling, misuse of raw materials, elimination of radioactivity by all means including psychological methods.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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