Definition of Grabbler
1. one that grabbles [n -S] - See also: grabbles
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Grabbler
grabbler (current term)
grace and favour
Literary usage of Grabbler
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Overland Monthly by Bret Harte (1869)
"... -grabbler" ["gou- ber" for gopher, pea-nut — a nut which is exceedingly abundant in that State]. For no particular reason that I am ware of, ..."
2. Old Times in West Tennessee: Reminiscences, Semi-historic, of Pioneer Life by Joseph S. Williams (1873)
"We Irad to pass through it in getting to the cabin we occupied, and he was an expert grabbler. He had a quick eye in discovering the best hills. ..."
3. Warmwater Fisheries: Symposium I (1991) edited by James L. Cooper, R. H. Hamre (1999)
"... the mystery of brown water swirling around a tethered old boat, the stealth of a grabbler as he probes the undercut bank with his hands for catfish, ..."
4. A Tallahassee Girl by Maurice Thompson (1909)
"Cl'ar de way dar fur de gentlem carriage, yo' lazy goober-grabbler!" shouted the aristocrat. " What fo' yo' stop dar! Whip up dat calf, an' git to yo' place ..."