grubbiness

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n grubbiness the state of being grimy
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Usage

In literature:

Upon the grubby marble slab, Margarina!
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 104, February 4, 1893" by Various
And Archie's hand was just as grubby.
"Trapped by Malays" by George Manville Fenn
It was a grubby farm with not much water, but we made the best of it, and settled down for the night.
"The Doings of the Fifteenth Infantry Brigade" by Edward Lord Gleichen
To be continually sucking in plant sludge was a low grubby business at the best.
""Wee Tim'rous Beasties"" by Douglas English
And I don't think a pink rose is wickeder for being pink than if it were grubby gray.
"Miss Pat at School" by Pemberton Ginther
So they sent grubby, desperate men to wreck it at any cost.
"Space Platform" by Murray Leinster
Equally fixed were the details of the grubby office itself.
"The Job" by Sinclair Lewis
And Nolan is quite right, you certainly can not marry a grubby clerk in a law office.
"Eve to the Rescue" by Ethel Hueston
The grubby boy was just too astonished to cry, just too proud of travelling in a carriage.
"A Poor Man's House" by Stephen Sydney Reynolds
And the boy had scrambled to his feet to extend a grubby paw.
"Antony Gray,--Gardener" by Leslie Moore
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In news:

From steamy bathrooms to grubby, sweaty hands, little bits of moisture tend to creep into our electronics.
All may be elegance, soft-spoken service, expensive food and flattering lighting above, but here in the basement there's grubbiness and clutter, drab green walls and constantly ringing phones.
Peter Falk's Columbo had a heavy patina of grubby naturalism.
It's stubby and super grubby .
Antoine Wilson makes grubby 'Panorama City' memorable and funny.
Lisa Rinna Shows Off Grubby Nails Lisa Rinna is interviewed by QVC commentator Amy Stran for the shopping network's show Inspired Style, but seems she forgot to get a mani.
'Pretty Party' Makes Lions Of the Grubby .
Grubby engine compartment, signs of coolant overflow, fit issues with folding roof.
At the beginning of "Paper Heart," Charlyne Yi, in dark-rimmed glasses and grubby sweats, walks around streets and shopping malls holding a cordless microphone.
It's stubby and super grubby.
Organizers of the Allegheny River Cleanup are encouraging residents to get grubby and pitch in during the fourth Allegheny River Clean-up from Saturday, Sept 15 to Saturday, Sept 22.
With fine, edgy humor, grubby father and Maori 'Boy' face off.
Lincoln' offers lessons on grubby journey to noble truth COMMENTARY Dick Polman.
Rather than passing your grubby iPhone around the table this holiday season, why not print out a few snap shots instead.
"If I throw them out I'll have to acknowledge that I need to buy new ones," Dave says of his grubby sweaters .
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