This was a long chance to take, but it was the only way to contact the grubbers.
He knew nothing about the grubbers, but they were human so he still had a chance.
Others could have followed their example—this might explain how the community of "grubbers" had been formed.
The only thing offered that morning was by a man in the Riverside Building who wanted ten grubbers.
He had been in such a hurry to reach the city that he had forgotten about the grubbers.
The grubbers had managed to work out a truce of some kind with at least one form of animal life.
The city Pyrrans hated the "grubbers" and, without a doubt, the feeling was mutual.
Immediately the word comes to "dig in" the men get out their entrenching tools or "grubbers" and set to work.
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."
Older, worn-out clothes, esp worn for hanging out or doing dirty work: Wear grubbies for the archaeology dig
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)