from The Century Dictionary.

  • A Scotch form of grope.
  • noun A dung-fork.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Scot. A dungfork.


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  • This throwing leister was a heavy spear, or rather a heavy "graip," having five single-barbed prongs of unequal length but regularly graduated.

    Stories of the Border Marches Jeanie Lang

  • I look it up and teh Inturnets say itz graip joos and milk and ize creem.

    open open open op - Lolcats 'n' Funny Pictures of Cats - I Can Has Cheezburger? 2008

  • He protested the fish had no more wit, and scarcely more activity, than a black snail; and, influenced by this undue contempt of the adversary, he waited neither for a farther signal, nor a better weapon, nor a more suitable position, but, rising in his energy, hurled his graip with all his force against the unfortunate monster.

    MacMillan's Reading Books Book V Anonymous

  • When you flog Tom Murray, you are really chastising the Tom Murray in yourself ... that is, the part that your wife knows so well -- the part of you that leaves the new graip out in the rain all night, that rebels against the authority of the School Board and the inspectorate.

    A Dominie in Doubt Alexander Sutherland Neill 1928

  • "A begun turn is half ended," quo 'the wife when she stuck the graip in the midden.

    The Proverbs of Scotland Alexander Hislop 1836

  • Ye micht hae taicklet it wi 'a graip "(_a three-pronged fork_, a sort of agricultural trident).

    Alec Forbes of Howglen George MacDonald 1864


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  • Pitchfork used for hurling manure.

    May 16, 2008

  • Hurling it at whom?

    May 16, 2008

  • Let's ask chained_bear to be sure.

    May 16, 2008

  • Uh-oh...

    May 16, 2008

  • If there's any page where you expect the shit to fly, it's this one.

    May 16, 2008

  • *doing the "duck and cover"*

    May 16, 2008

  • What if you need to hurl other, non-manure things? What kind of pitchfork does one need then?

    May 16, 2008

  • I'm glad you asked, because the new UltraClean Omni-Fork(TM) from Procter and Gamble can hurl everything you can imagine, and then some. And when you're done that, pop a PhantasmaForkia(TM) in your mouth and just relax...better than TV! And for breakfast, try out newest product, Graip Nuts(TM) Cereal.

    May 16, 2008

  • "When You Have To Hurl, Grab The Graip!"™

    (Note that this slogan would work for the pitchfork, but not for the cereal.)

    May 16, 2008

  • *gagging*

    May 16, 2008

  • I suppose it's that manure that makes graips sour.

    May 16, 2008

  • Scots term for a vulture.


    May 20, 2011

  • Cf. muck-hack.

    May 20, 2011

  • Some pols’ tool of choice is their wit

    For others faux bio’s more fit,

    But fibbing and jape

    Can’t match a good graip

    When Donald starts pitching his shit.

    October 29, 2017