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- v. dig up
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The upper half of each turnip had been eaten off by the live-stock, and it was the business of the two woman to grub up the lower or earthy half of the root with a hooked fork called a hacker, that it might be eaten also.
He had to bring in a bulldozer and grub up a damn great stone monument and two fully-grown apple trees — and even then he had to dig down fifteen feet before he reached it.