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grub

(grŭb),
Wormlike larva or maggot of certain insects, particularly in the orders Coleoptera, Diptera, and Hymenoptera, and the genus Hypoderma.

grub

(grŭb)
n.
The thick wormlike larva of certain beetles and other insects.

grub′ber n.

grub

an insect larva lacking legs; a maggot.

grub

maggot-like or caterpillar-like insect larva; said of beetles and flies, most properly of beetles.

black grub
metacercariae of digenetic flukes in the skin and/or musculature of finfish.
cattle grub
head grub
see oestrusovis.
torsalo grub
dermatobiahominis.
white grub
metacercariae of digenetic flukes in the skin and/or musculature of finfish.
yellow grub
metacercariae of digenetic flukes in skin and/or musculature of finfish.
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That wasn't the case though, as Brad Crellin powered his way over in the corner and Beattie latched onto a Carl Rudd grubber to take Haven 26 points in-front, and at the same time that put the result beyond doubt.
Second-rower Chris Flannery struck the first blow, collecting stand-off Lee Gaskell's perfectly-judged kick, and Eastmond grabbed a copybook score following Jon Wilkin's grubber.
From the resulting play, the ball was spread right and Barrett produced a masterful grubber that Calderwood touched down - although he was almost ruled to have gone dead after slipping at the last second.
Thunder scored on their first set of six when a Neil Thorman break and Dan Russell grubber kick saw Knowles touch down.
Josh Lewsey collected a wickkedly bouncing grubber to piledrive over inside two minutes, but the boot of Lionel Beaxis meant that the French led going into the closing stages.
Bradford use the grubber kick - which often leads to goalline dropouts - to perfection with Paul Deacon consistently trapping defences behind their tryline, while Robbie Paul and Harris are also tactical kickers.
Both lines were pounded, Elliot Kear making one try saving tackle, while at the other end, Courtney Davies' grubber was well collected.
Ratchford demonstrated his class by gliding through the Saints defence for a solo try before loose forward Ben Harrison touched down a grubber kick from stand-off Declan Patton.
That to be honest was the only real moment of threat caused by Wales in an opening 40 minutes and Halfpenny had to be alert to snuff out a grubber kick from Jonny May as England threatened to carve Wales open.
Fly-half Adam Canning missed the conversion but, minutes later, leftwing Alex O'Malley scored a second after a clever grubber kick by Johns.
As the sun went down on their triumph the players celebrated on the Kia Oval pitch with behaviour some might say was more grubby than grubber.