grubber

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grub

 (grŭb)
v. grubbed, grub·bing, grubs
v.tr.
1. To dig up by or as if by the roots: grubbed carrots with a stick.
2. To clear of roots and stumps by digging: grubbed a small plot.
3. Slang To obtain by importunity: grub a cigarette.
v.intr.
1. To dig in the earth: grub for potatoes.
2.
a. To search laboriously by or as if by digging; rummage.
b. To toil arduously; drudge: grub for a living.
n.
1. The thick wormlike larva of certain beetles and other insects.
2. A drudge.
3. Slang Food.

[Middle English grubben, from Old English *grybban; see ghrebh- in Indo-European roots.]

grub′ber n.

grubber

(ˈɡrʌbə)
n
1. a person who grubs
2. (Tools) another name for grub hoe
3. (Rugby) rugby a kick of the ball along the ground
4. (Cricket) cricket a delivery which keeps very low upon bouncing
References in classic literature ?
Money- grubbers, every one of them, from the first to the last.
I'm a heavy grubber, dear boy," he said, as a polite kind of apology when he made an end of his meal, "but I always was.
I am no loss, I am not handsome, I am not good company, I am only my proprietors grubber.
com, X Series attachments for compact track loaders, skid steers and utility tractors is a lineup that bristles with hydraulically operated parallel rippers, scarifiers, backup rippers, grubbers and stump shears, along with the Rip-N-Pin and the best-in-class X-Ripper.
The home side had the better of the opening stages after Brett Robinson had forced two goal-line drop-outs with testing grubbers, but on no occasion did they look like converting possession into points.