a small, marine isopod crustacean of the genus Limnoria that destroys submerged timber by boring into it.
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How to use gribble in a sentence
When the new engine was put in, gribble said, ‘Why, these little things will never get steam enough;’ everybody said so.Life of Richard Trevithick, Volume II (of 2) | Francis Trevithick
Lewis gribble, son of John, the old wagoner and tavern keeper.The Old Pike | Thomas B. Searight
Mrs. J. gribble junior was also hard at work on silk and gingham.
gribble junior did not think so; he positively glowed with delight.
gribble junior was not the only one who joined in the applause with spirit.
British Dictionary definitions for gribble
any small marine isopod crustacean of the genus Limnoria, which bores into and damages wharves and other submerged wooden structures
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