from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. In a grum manner.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In a grum manner.
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Dobbin is rescued from the (fence) stake to hie hill-ward with his master, cantering exultant or jogging grumly according to the result of the "event;" and the metropolis of
"He came looking for Priscilla, and is grumly at not finding her," whispered Elizabeth Tilley; but Mary Chilton with a wise nod replied, as one who knows, --
The water of the springs is as clear as crystal, except when rendered grumly by dashing rains, and is far sweeter and more palatable than the best filtered water of the lowlands.
"What do you know about straps and buckles?" said the man rather grumly.
So in he walked and made his bow, grumly civil, but civil.
Tom accepted the coffee; I don't think he could have rejected anything she held out to him; but he remarked grumly to Philip, as he took it, --
Mr. Copley looked, or stared rather, grumly enough at the speaker.
"Any fool know dat," returned Scipio, grumly and evidently tired already of being thus catechised.