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Grubber

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Grubber One who, or that which, grubs; especially, a machine or tool of the nature of a grub ax, grub hook, etc.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n grubber One who grubs; hence, a hard worker, especially a close student.
    • n grubber A tool for grubbing out roots, weeds, etc.; an agricultural implement for clearing and stirring up the soil, with long teeth or tines fixed in a frame and curved so that the points enter the soil obliquely. Also called cultivator and scarifier.
    • n grubber One who eats; a feeder.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Grubber he who, or that which, grubs: an agricultural implement for grubbing out weeds, &c., or for clearing and stirring up the soil, with obliquely placed tines or teeth set in a frame and moved forward on wheels
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Prob. A.S. grĂ¡pian, to grope.

Usage

In literature:

Had he been merely a "dull money-grubber"?
"Baby Mine" by Margaret Mayo
I am no loss, I am not handsome, I am not good company, I am only my proprietors grubber.
"Little Dorrit" by Charles Dickens
By money grubbers, she supposed, the same as were devastating the Adirondacks.
"The Call of the Canyon" by Zane Grey
Money-grubbers, every one of them, from the first to the last.
"Title: The Idiot" by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
He was no grubber after the diffident dollar.
"Cabbages and Kings" by O. Henry
I refuse to become a mere money-grubber, because I'm in love with Life.
"The Root of Evil" by Thomas Dixon
Diamond-grubbers want food and brandy, and lawyers and policemen.
"An Old Man's Love" by Anthony Trollope
It will be entitled 'The Fate of the Kid Grubber.
"The Motor Girls on Crystal Bay" by Margaret Penrose
The grubber was busy about it during the day, and slept around the guard house fire of a night, until the stump got out of the ground.
"A History of Lumsden's Battery, C.S.A." by George Little
You sound like a grubber.
"Deathworld" by Harry Harrison
In Balzac are found the two contradictory traits of the money-grubber and the spendthrift.
"An Englishman in Paris" by Albert D. (Albert Dresden) Vandam
All this because we lack solidity ... and yet the public calls us commercial, self-advertisers, money-grubbers.
"A Novelist on Novels" by W. L. George
Away with you, moon-maggots, grubbers of sand!
"The Three Mulla-mulgars" by Walter De La Mare
Well, thank goodness, I am not a money-grubber.
"The Man with a Shadow" by George Manville Fenn
I am not only a money grubber.
"The Golden Web" by Anthony Partridge
His neighbours also said he was a money-grubber; a mere tradesman, but withal a proud and even prosperous man.
"The Life of a Celebrated Buccaneer" by Richard Clynton
We are fond of speaking of the men who have made this possible as money-grubbers or rank materialists.
"The Builders" by Ellen Glasgow
As if I wanted to be adopted by any old stuck-up money-grubber!
"The Literary Sense" by E. Nesbit
But after all, I'm not a money-grubber.
"The Hall and the Grange" by Archibald Marshall
We are not really a race of money-grubbers and cheap humourists.
"The Drunkard" by Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
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In poetry:

"Vous wonder why Je weep this way,
Pour quoi these tears and blubbers?
It is mon fault les bards today
Helas! suis mere earth-grubbers.
"New England Magazine" by Ellis Parker Butler

In news:

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Woman gripping money with jewelry on money- grubber -620x480.
Thistle grubber murder jury retire.
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