Definitions

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  • n. A grub.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See grub, n., 1.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as grub

Etymologies

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grub +‎ worm

Examples

  • The perch swallows the grubworm, the pickerel swallows the perch, and the fisherman swallows the pickerel; and so all the chinks in the scale of being are filled.

    Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 7

  • The automatic dropped from his hand, and he crimped up like a stuck grubworm.

    The Cruise of the Dry Dock

  • The apes cared more for a grubworm in a rotten log than for all the majestic grandeur of the forest giants waving above them.

    Tarzan the Terrible

  • Slowly it moved up the face of the cliff -- like a great grubworm it moved, but now the moon-brush touched it again and it had hands and feet and with them it clung to the stone pegs and raised itself laboriously aloft toward the cave where Pan-at-lee slept.

    Tarzan the Terrible

  • They represented to him the concentrated essence of all that was pusillanimous, disgusting, loathsome in that other world that was as far separated from him as though he had been a grubworm in the manure pile back of Brady's livery stable.

    The Mucker

  • (Supplied by a sub-sub-librarian) It will be seen that this mere painstaking burrower and grubworm of a poor devil of a Sub-Sub appears to have gone through the long Vaticans and street-stalls of the earth, picking up whatever random allusions to whales he could anyways find in any book whatsoever, sacred or profane.

    Moby-Dick, or, The Whale

  • Here she is introduced to her fellow inmates, Dr. Cockroach so named after his experiment turned him into a man-bug (voiced by chameleon Hugh Laurie), the Missing Link, a talking ape-fish (Will Arnett), B.O.B., a transparent, one-eyed blob leftover from a snack-food experiment (Seth Rogen), and a mute but adorable 350-foot grubworm.

    Sierra Sun - Top Stories

  • Self-seeking grubworm makes desperate attempt to hold onto power, has it slip through his dirty hands instead.

    Cold Fury

  • She works with the brilliant Dr. Cockroach (Laurie), a gelatinous blob (Rogen), a fishy primate and a 350-foot grubworm.

    Sierra Sun - Top Stories

  • "Nancy Pelosi," Dennis Miller recently observed, "looks like she'd lose a game of tic-tac-toe to a grubworm," and this is a woman who is now third in line for the presidency and first in line to tell us lowly serfs, that we don't know what's good for us and that she and her elitist n'er-to-well know-it-alls do.

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