Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as grub

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

  • noun (Zoöl.) See grub, n., 1.

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  • noun A 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • (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

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

    Cold Fury

  • 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

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