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Any of several small wood-boring marine isopod crustaceans of the genus Limnoria, especially L. lignorum, which often damage underwater wooden structures.

[Possibly diminutive of grub.]


(Animals) any small marine isopod crustacean of the genus Limnoria, which bores into and damages wharves and other submerged wooden structures
[C19: perhaps related to grub]


(ˈgrɪb əl)

any small marine isopod crustacean of the genus Limnoria that destroys submerged timber by boring into it.
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Glamorgan AC member Jim Palmer, from Rhiwbina, paid a visit to his club's Gribbles Covert pool near Llantwit Major and used a pole and pellet baits to catch 30 crucian carp and a number of roach and perch to 12oz.
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Waste wood, straw, corncob husks and sugar cane waste all contain cellulose that if broken down - as gribbles do in their guts - can be fermented into alcohol and used as fuel.
The Gribbles had thirteen children, nine of whom survived to adulthood.
Gribbles are quite mobile and can move forward, backward, curl up, jump and even swim.
Glamorgan AC members should note that their Gribbles Covert fishery will be closed for maintenance on February 5.
in the UK; Universidade do Minho in Portugal; the Cairo Stock Exchange in Egypt; Gribbles Pathology in Australia, and Teaseung in Korea.
Members of Glamorgan AC should note that the club's Gribbles Court fishery will be closed for maintenance on Sunday, February 5.
Glamorgan AC members have the 'Dads and Lads' family match at Gribbles Covert on Saturday, with the draw at 1pm and fishing from 2-5pm.
The popular Glamorgan AC Dads and Lads match on Saturday, August 16, will now take place at Gribbles Covert, with the draw at 1pm and fishing from 2pm-5pm.
YOUNG members of Glamorgan AC were at Gribbles Covert, St Donats, competing for the Lyn Villis Shield.
YOUNG members of Glamorgan AC went to the club's Gribbles Covert fishery to compete for the Lyn Villis Trophy.