tool, information science
Used by extension to mean "to look for something by pattern". When browsing through a large set of files, one may speak of "grepping around". "Grep the bulletin board for the system backup schedule, would you?" See also vgrep.
grep's eloquence was not so much excellent as impudent, for he surpassed all in stubbornness of speech.
She still talks a good deal of the gute cornflecks and grep frut which we both enjoyed so much.
At this grep, shorn of his glibness of rejoinder, set spurs to his horse and rode away.
For grep, by always punishing all who alluded in the least to this circumstance, had made it dangerous to accuse him.
Westmar had twelve sons, three of whom had the same name—grep in common.