Nothing humbles an autocrat quite like the need to grub for votes.
What if after all Rampike should not be at the dug-out, or, if there, should be himself short of grub?
It was really only a paraphrase of the old story of the grub and the butterfly.
But I can bring up the grub, while you keep after that mother lode.
Them grub all gone, them Injuns mebbyso ketchum hungry belly.
We have our grub box filled, and our oil can; also grain for the horses and some alfalfa hay.
I had some hardtack and tea in my “grub bag,” and these I left with her.
No matter where the point of attack is made, the grub has only to bore straight down when it quickly reaches the softer tissues.
They asked for a wage, a bunk, and grub; nothing else mattered.
"May as well give the young-ones some of the grub we bought," Grandpa said patiently.
c.1300, from hypothetical Old English *grubbian, from West Germanic *grubbjan (cf. Middle Dutch grobben, Old High German grubilon "to dig, search," German grübeln "to meditate, ponder"), from Proto-Germanic *grub- "to dig," base of Old English grafan (see grave (v.)).
"larva," early 15c., perhaps from grub (v.) on the notion of "digging insect," or from the possibly unrelated Middle English grub "dwarfish fellow" (c.1400). Meaning "dull drudge" is 1650s. The slang sense of "food" is first recorded 1650s, said to be from birds eating grubs, but also often linked with bub "drink."
Food: goods one can exchange at the kitchen door for grub/ nonchalantly gobble up mounds of this grub (1659+)
: Come over and grub with us (Black)