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grub:

see larvalarva,
independent, immature animal that undergoes a profound change, or metamorphosis, to assume the typical adult form. Larvae occur in almost all of the animal phyla; because most are tiny or microscopic, they are rarely seen. They play diverse roles in the lives of animals.
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grub

[grəb]
(invertebrate zoology)
The larva of certain insects; commonly used in reference to beetles.

grub

To clear a site by removing roots, stumps, and the like.

grub

the short legless larva of certain insects, esp beetles

GRUB

(GRand Unified Bootloader) A program that calls a Unix/Linux operating system into memory. Officially GNU GRUB, GRUB is a popular boot loader due to its flexibility and configuration capabilities, allowing changes to be made at boot time and support for boot images from the network. See GNU and boot loader.
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At this command, half a dozen officious goblins, with a perpetual smile upon their faces, whom Gabriel Grub imagined to be courtiers, on that account, hastily disappeared, and presently returned with a goblet of liquid fire, which they presented to the king.
said the goblin, turning his large face towards Gabriel Grub.
Many a time the cloud went and came, and many a lesson it taught to Gabriel Grub, who, although his shoulders smarted with pain from the frequent applications of the goblins' feet thereunto, looked on with an interest that nothing could diminish.
The day had broken when Gabriel Grub awoke, and found himself lying at full length on the flat gravestone in the churchyard, with the wicker bottle lying empty by his side, and his coat, spade, and lantern, all well whitened by the last night's frost, scattered on the ground.
Unfortunately, these stories were somewhat disturbed by the unlooked-for reappearance of Gabriel Grub himself, some ten years afterwards, a ragged, contented, rheumatic old man.
The grubs of this pest cause severe damage from August to March by feeding on root zone of almost all agricultural crops resulting in symptoms of wilting and drying of plants.
Even when other lures work better, grubs still score.
Have a look through the remaining compost to check for troublesome grubs as vine weevil grubs can be devastating to bedding plants.
This year its volunteer staff will be wearing wellies supplied by national boot company Grubs.
THE DZG meerkats had a tree-mendous time recently digging for grubs when old logs were added to their outdoor den.
Last week, Dave Moran asked for information on the fat grey grubs he discovered on his allotment.
The most effective method is biological and involves drenching the soil with nematodes that eat the grubs.