MEANING: verb tr.: To restore or remodel something without paying attention to its original character, history, etc.

ETYMOLOGY: After Edmund Beckett, first Baron Grimthorpe (1816-1905), an architect whose restoration of St. Albans Cathedral in England was criticized for radical changes made to the building. Earliest documented use: 1890.

GRAMTHORPE - what Jim called his mother's mother

GRIMT-HORSE - a horse that's been bred for grimming

GRIM.THOR.BE - a description of Thor's demeanor after the fall of Asgard