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- v. Present participle of grumble.
- n. complaining
- n. rumbling
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a loud low dull continuous noise
- n. a complaint uttered in a low and indistinct tone
- adj. continuous full and low-pitched throbbing sound
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Usually the grumbling is a ploy to keep signing costs down.
My co-host HoneyB of The Life and Loves of Grumpy's Honeybunch was finally able to make her treasured Mom's Scrambled Tofu (it's my understanding there may have been some grumbling from the meat and potatoes Grumpy).
Judging the quantity of grumbling is always a fairly subjective process.
Myth: Iraq has been "calm" in fall of 2007 and the Iraqi public, despite some grumbling, is not eager for the US to depart.
I hear some grumbling from the cheap seats, the pot's swelling fast as the hoi palloi line up to get in on the action.
There was also some grumbling from the Cougars 'side about an apparent touchdown that was overturned by replay.
Apparently there has been some grumbling from the locals about how the filming is snarling traffic in the already body-packed Piazza San Marco.
There's more public grumbling from the SEIU, with Union President Andrew Stern, telling the Washington Post that "Dean needs a strategy for winning the nomination and that the results Tuesday will have a major impact on his chances."
There was some grumbling during the constitutional discussions about some of the Court's decisions affecting the exercise of provincial powers, but there could have been equal grumbling from the federal side.
Our men then counted our ropes and watched the loads, and amidst much grumbling from the Mongols, packing and loading was finished and off we went.