grubbier grubbier

Definition(s):

  1. (n) small sculpin of the coast of New England
  2. (adj) infested with grubs
  3. (adj) thickly covered with ingrained dirt or soot

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Usage(s):

  1. The Madeira School was founded for a grubbier motive than most educators like to admit: Lucy wanted to make more money.
  2. Sentiment is building for some kind of public financing of elections so that the grubbier payoffs of Watergate will not be repeated.
  3. Soon no promoter would bill him at all, and he took to exercising his fists in the grubbier night clubs of that part of Manhattan known to detectives as Hell's Kitchen.

Quotes

  1. Mr Jones yesterday said the hearing was "looking grubbier and grubbier".
    on Mar 2, 2005 By: Alan Jones Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  2. But Brooks says, "this very process of self-criticism is the precondition" for the second phase -- "the grubbier, less illusioned effort that often enough leads to some acceptable outcome."
    on May 19, 2004 By: David Brooks Source: RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

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