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  • And lastly, let me tell you, that some curious searchers into the natures of fish observe, that there be several sorts or kinds of Eels; as the silver Eel, the green or greenish Eel, with which the river of Thames abounds, and those are called Grigs; and a blackish Eel, whose head is more flat and bigger than ordinary Eels; and also an Eel whose fins are reddish, and but seldom taken in this nation, and yet taken sometimes.

    The Compleat Angler : or, The Contemplative Man`s Recreation

  • It's Grigs 'job to find violators and take action immediately, shutting their water off.

    CNN Transcript Oct 20, 2007

  • Messrs. Grigs and Spooner, the confectioners of the neighborhood.

    Mrs. Perkins's Ball

  • With a thousand of _Grigs_, should it e'er come to pass,

    The Merry-Thought: or the Glass-Window and Bog-House Miscellany. Part 1

  • This he did in an eloquent but much interrupted speech, which was finally cut short by Macnab insisting that the time of the Society should not be taken up with an irrelevant commentary on ladies by little Grigs; whereupon Sandy Tod objected to interruptions in general -- except when made by himself -- and was going on to enlarge on the inestimable blessing of free discussion when he was in turn called to order.

    Post Haste

  • "Hear, hear," cried little Grigs, who approved the sentiment.

    Post Haste

  • "Lay it to heart then, Grigs," said Peter Pax, who referred to the fact that little Grigs's nose was turned up so powerfully by nature that it could not help turning up at things small and great alike.

    Post Haste

  • Little Grigs made stinging remarks all round, and chaffed little Pax with evident delight.

    Post Haste

  • To this sentiment little Grigs shouted "Hear! hear!" in deafening tones, and begged leave to support the motion.

    Post Haste

  • Supper of course was in the dining-loom, superbly arranged by Messrs. Grigs and Spooner, the confectioners of the neighborhood.

    The Christmas Books of Mr. M.A. Titmarsh

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