Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To shiver; shudder; feel horror.
- (impersonal) To pain; grieve.
- v. intransitive, archaic To be frightened; to shudder with fear.
- n. A shiver, a shudder
- adj. philosophy Of an object, green when first observed before a specified time or blue when first observed after that time.
- adj. linguistics Green or blue, as a translation from languages such as Welsh that do not distinguish between these hues.
- n. Any byproduct of a gruesome event, i.e. gore, viscera, entrails, blood and guts.
- n. A fictional predator that dwells in the dark.
- Probably from gruesome; first used in Jack Vance's Dying Earth universe, but popularized by the text-based computer game Zork (1980). (Wiktionary)
“Knowing that exactly such a ruinous retaliation was coming-and to people she liked, or even loved-gave her what her father called the grue: a cold sense of oppressive horror, coiling through the blood.”
A Breath of Snow and Ashes
“The military men wade deeper in grue, following the discovery of a Special Forces commander whose squad has been picked off by particularly unstoppable foes – werewolves the size of minivans.”
““new riddle of induction”, commonly called the grue paradox, invites us to consider the predicate grue, which is true before time t only of objects that are green and after time”
“Watch it for the grue, which is fantastically well-done (if hilariously improbable) and not for anything else - even the nudity is ruined by women turning into monsters.”
“The grue is a sinister, lurking presence in the dark places of the earth.”
“He had turned a complete somersault in the water beneath us, giving us a "grue" as we reflected what would have happened had he then chosen to come bounding to the surface.”
“Drumsheugh was much shaken, and the sound of the Christian name, which he had not heard since his mother's death, gave him a "grue" (shiver), as if one had spoken from the other world.”
“Drumsheugh was much shaken, and the sound of the Christian name, which he had not heard since his mother's death, gave him a "grue”
“I think his focus was more on Japan (eg the color "grue" reflecting their lack of differentiation between grey from blue) but I'm sure enough of it would have applied to”
“Or "grue", which is used after the American philosopher Nelson Goodman to apply to all things examined before a certain time, t, just in case they are green, but to other things just in case they are blue.”
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