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- n. A tourist from elsewhere in the country
In fact anything off the beaten track in Venice is worth investigating; avoid the obvious grockle-traps designed to rip off foreigners and you'll have a splendid time.
He discovered that grockle was the local term for a tourist.
Garth Beresford, a retired telecommunications man, tells me he was once offered a "grockle lunch" in Devon.
I chose to explore the rising High Street rather than the windswept sandy beachfront, maybe a sightseeing error, but it gave me a flavour of what it's like to live here through a grockle-free winter (yeah, retail-ly bearable). tunnel beneath the town, it was easy to believe that the next station might be Swiss Cottage or St John's Wood.
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