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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.
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It is always a shame to hear of unfortunate doctoral alumni who fail to gain employment with reputable companies and universities because of their dismally subpar dissertation.Does your doctoral supervisor fall into the floater, free rider, knit picker, or money grubber category?
Another brilliant grubber by Russell sparked panic in the home cover, allowing Lee Jones to race in for the all important first touch.
A frantic passage of play that saw the Welsh region turn the ball over on the Leicester line, ended with Aussie Toomua racing after his own grubber kick to dot down a fourth try at give the hosts a 26-0 lead at the break.
Thunder retook the lead in the 64th minute through another neat grubber from Hardcastle which earned a converted try from Sheriff before Jono Smith levelled the match at 18-18 11 minutes from time.
Clearing unwanted trees, shrubs and brush to create duck holes and food plots for whitetails is light work for Vail's innovative X Series Grubber. Or if your intentions fall more towards brush and tall, thick pasture grass there's Vail's X Series Brush Cutter that features a four-blade, 75-inch cutting swath.
But Harrogate hit back on the stroke of half-time with a similar move that resulted in centre Luke Edwards running on to a grubber kick and scoring beneath the posts, allowing Callum Irvine his third successful conversion.
He raced on to Briers' grubber kick for his first try since June and got the benefit of the doubt from the video referee for his second after shrugging off Ryan Hall.
Meanwhile, over in the chunky corner, I'm the emotional grubber who eats when she's happy, sad, worried, fed-up, bored or in the mood for a celebration.
Alex Brown collected his own grubber kick to take it to 10-6, before Coleman added the extras.
Irish veteran Brian O'Driscoll was leading the mid-week Lions, scoring a try and setting up the last for Leigh Halfpenny with a perfectly-placed grubber kick after the fulltime siren.
Andy Moulsdale put in a grubber kick on the last tackle, Andy Gorski grounding the ball just short of the dead ball line to take the visitors into the lead.
Five minutes later, Ed Barnes' grubber kick was grounded by Powell and Varndell added a third when he caught Nick Abendanon's crossfield kick to score in the right corner.