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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A borough of eastern England near the mouth of the Humber River southeast of Hull. It is a major fishing port and has varied industries. Population: 87,500.

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  • proper n. A seaport on the Humber in the north of England.

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Examples

  • And Grimsby is pretty grim, so your etymology sounds accurate.

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  • He grew up in Grimsby, Ontario, and lives in Toronto, where he works for the Hockey Hall of Fame.

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  • Without a word Grimsby seized his hat, sped across the room, opened the door and disappeared.

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  • Tom Wintringham was born in Grimsby in 1898, he wrote poetry from the trenches of Vimy Ridge in 1917 and stories from the streets of Moscow in 1920, was jailed for seditious writing in 1925, founded the Daily Worker (Morning Star) newspaper in 1930, and the Left Review literary journal in 1934, at the forefront of bringing literature and politics to the masses along with projects such as Penguin Books, Mass Observation, the Left Book Club, and New Writing throughout the thirties.

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  • Citing the example of Havelock Academy in Grimsby, which is sponsored by the Conservative party donor David Ross, the co-founder of Carphone Warehouse, Gove said the groups his department was discussing in connection with running academies were not-for-profit organisations.

    Government does not object to business involvement in academies, Michael Gove says

  • Citing an example of Havelock Academy in Grimsby, which is sponsored by the Conservative party donor David Ross, co-founder of Carphone Warehouse, Gove insisted all the groups his department was discussing about running academies were not-for-profit organisations.

    Michael Gove has no 'ideological objection' to firms making profits by running academy schools

  • On the shore he built a house of earth and dwelt therein, and from that time the place was called Grimsby, after Grim.

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  • When Grim sailed from Denmark to England he landed in the Humber, at the place now called Grimsby, and there established himself as a fisherman.

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  • Teams such as Grimsby and Leyton Orient proceeded to knock 23 more past him in his next 11 games as he demonstrated such flappability and non-stick glove-work he might have been doing an early audition for a place in England's starting XI.

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  • a town was built and was called Grimsby, after Grim.

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