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grubbies

and grubbers and grubs (ˈgrəbiz and ˈgrəbɚz and grəbz)
n. worn-out clothing; clothing one wears for the occasional dirty job. There I was, running around in my grubs when the senator stops by to say hello! It’s time to wash these grubbies.
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grubby

(ˈgrəbi)
mod. unclean; untidy; unshaven. Who’s that grubby guy?
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at La Linea so poor wandered abandoned The your smell the air, a to the fact the runway of they could Call My were by the Rock's main these days is its The traffic is horrendous, there's nowhere to park and, aside from the diesel fumes, there's a general grubbiness in the atmosphere
The Graces present their dazzlingly white bottoms to the entrance, and it is impossible not to notice the comparative grubbiness of the rest, a tribute to more moderate conservation practises in the West, perhaps?
In some ways, Cotton Mather was Wendell's Mont Michel et Chartres--his historical counter to the grubbiness of modernity,--replacing Henry Adams's high altar and Gothic stained-glass windows with the pulpit, white walls, and clear light of a Congregational Church.
And though not untroubled by their grubbiness, he minimizes their import.
person's "honor": loose talk, and the grubbiness of the
to remain above the grubbiness of empirical data, preferring to ground
None of us, perhaps, would be willing to bear the tribulations of a Maqroll in order to gain his sense of freedom from the sheer grubbiness of our surroundings, a grubbiness graphically portrayed in the narrative framework of Amirbar.
In other, empty rooms, we can see the generous proportions of the windows, feel the expanse of space, and still notice the grubbiness -- this is, after all, a kids' community with a healthy, funky sense of what is important.
There were three novels in the thirties, full of ancient slang and proto-Hubert Selby grubbiness, good enough to make him a signal figure in the largely forgotten--and, by Dahlberg, regretted--proletarian movement; then some years of wandering, followed by reinvention as a crypto-classical mandarin stylist, no longer committed to fiction but to literary-historical essays, memoirs, mythological poetry, and fulmination.
But Peggy is genuinely distraught over John's betrayal, although she doesn't handle it well, and even Rosie has her sympathetic moments, as for example when we realize that she is hopelessly in love with Mitch, disappointed in the grubbiness and dullness of her stay in Africa, and all too aware that she is no longer sexually attractive to men.
There were holes in the ceiling, loose tiles were crudely repaired and there was a general air of grubbiness.
This `mentality' takes pleasure in its pedestrian encounter with words whose ungainliness and imperfection incite new rhythms and cadences that root them in a human world with all its acknowledged grubbiness and rough edges.
Popping into Grand Cru for a lunchtime drink with my mate Mary, our first impressions were marred by a sense of grubbiness.
If moms truly want to transcend the grubbiness of politics, let them promote better parenting - a subject on which they have unique expertise.