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a widespread caddis fly, Brachycentrus subnubilus, the larvae of which attach their cases to vegetation under running water and are esteemed as a bait by anglers
Word Origin
C18: altered from green tail
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  • For these articles the season is almost as brief as the season of the mayfly or the grannom.

  • There are several cases in which the May-fly has been successfully introduced, and also the grannom.

    Amateur Fish Culture Charles Edward Walker
  • Anglers packed their kit and hurried away when the grannom was signalled up.

    Lines in Pleasant Places

    William Senior
  • I was deeply grieved, rather than astonished, for I have often remonstrated with poor grannom on the recklessness of his wading.

    Angling Sketches Andrew Lang

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