Grub Street elegies on the almanac maker were hawked about London.
I need to grab some grub, too.
Soon after his death, while the public curiosity was strongly excited about his extraordinary character and his not less extraordinary adventures, a life of him appeared widely different from the catchpenny lives of eminent men which were then a staple article of manufacture in Grub Street.
After eating the contents of the egg, the larva moults and becomes a fleshy grub with short legs and with paired spiracles close to the dorsal region, so that, as it floats in and devours the honey, it obtains a supply of air.
The larva is a thick white grub with a brownish head, bearing fleshy tubercles along its side.
Oak-galls, for example, are broken open by the titmouse in order to obtain the grub within, and the " button-galls " of Neuroterus numismatis, Oliv., are eaten by pheasants.
I have never so much as tasted a grub worm.
In conjunction with the association mentioned above of the most highly developed imaginal with the most degraded larval structure, it indicates clearly that the active, armoured grub preceded the sluggish soft-skinned caterpillar or maggot in the evolution of the Hexapoda.
WORM, a term used popularly to denote almost any kind of elongated, apparently limbless creature, from a lizard, like the blindworm, to the grub of an insect or an earthworm.
Such a typically "campodeiform" grub, moving actively about in pursuit of prey, is the one extreme of larval structure to be noticed among the Coleoptera.
Riley, who finds that the young larva, hatched from the egg laid on the pod, has three pairs of legs, and that these are lost after the moult that occurs when the grub has bored its way into the seed.
That knowledge he had derived partly from books, and partly from sources which had long been closed: from old Grub Street traditions; from the talk of forgotten poetasters and pamphleteers, who had long been lying in parish vaults; from the recollections of such men as Gilbert Walmesley, who had conversed with the wits of Button, Cibber, who had mutilated the plays of two generations of dramatists, Orrery, who had been admitted to the society of Swift and Savage, who had rendered services of no very honourable kind to Pope.
For example, the grub of a pea or bean beetle (Bruchus) is hatched, from the egg laid by its mother on the carpel of a leguminous flower, with three pairs of legs and spiny processes on the prothorax.
This is followed by a resting (pseudo-pupal) stage, and thisby two successive larval stages like the grub of a chafer.
boring grub of a longhorn-beetle or of the saw-fly Sires, with its stumpy vestiges of thoracic legs; the large-headed but entirely legless, fleshy grub of a weevil; and the legless larva, with greatly reduced head, of a bee.
These differences in larval form depend in part on the surroundings among which the larva finds itself after hatching; the active, armoured grub has to seek food for itself and to fight its own battles, while the soft, defenceless maggot is provided with abundant nourishment.
Many genera of bees are represented, like most other insects, by ordinary males and females, each female constructing a nest formed of several chambers ("cells") and storing in each chamber a supply of food for the grub to be hatched from the egg that she lays therein.
The casual, family-friendly restaurant has typical sports bar grub, including cheese sticks, onion rings, burgers, sandwiches, and flatbread pizza.
Sharp; in the stag-beetle larva a series of short tubercles on the hind-leg is drawn across the serrate edge of a plate on the haunch of the intermediate legs, while in the Passalid grub the modified tip of the hind-leg acts as a scraper, being so shortened that it is useless for locomotion, but highly specialized for producing sound.
Gigantorhynchus gigas lives normally in the pig, but is not uncommon in man in South Russia, its larval host is the grub of Melolontha vulgaris, Cetonis auratus, and in America probably of Lachnosterna arcuata: G.
a few cases, the parasitic bee grub devours not only the food-supply, but also the larva of its host.
If this "royal jelly" continue to be given to the grub throughout its life, it will grow into a queen; if the ordinary mixture of honey and digested pollen be substituted, as is usually the case from the fourth day, the grub will become a worker.
Carstares, State Papers; Keith, Historical Catalogue of the Scottish Bishops (Russel's edition, 1824); Lawson, History of the Scottish Episcopal Church from the Revolution to the Present Time (1843); Stephen, History of the Church of Scotland from the Reformation to the Present Time (4 vols., 1843); Lathbury, History of the Nonjurors (1845); Grub, Ecclesiastical History of Scotland (4 vols., 1861); Dowden, Annotated Scottish Communion Office (1884).
18, 21 b); the body shortened, with the abdomen swollen, but protected with tubercles and spines, and with longish legs adapted for an active life, as in the predaceous larvae of ladybirds; the body soft-skinned, swollen and caterpillar-like, with legs well developed, but leading a sluggish underground life, as in the grub of a chafer; the body soft-skinned and whitish, and the legs greatly reduced in size, as in the wood-feeding grub of a longhorn beetle.
Carried to the bee's nest, it undergoes a moult, and becomes a fat-bodied grub, ready to lead a quiet life feeding on the bee's rich food-stores.
Stridulating organs among beetle-larvae have been noted, especially in the wood-feeding grub of the stag-beetles (Lucanidae) and their allies the Passalidae, and in the dung-eating grubs of the dor-beetles (Geotrupes), which belong to the chafer family (Scarabaeidae).
The carabid larva is an active well-armoured grub with the legs and cerci variable in length.
The prey is sometimes stung in the neighbourhood of the nerve ganglia, so that it is paralysed but not killed, the grub of the fossorial wasp devouring its victim alive; but this instinct varies in perfection, and in many cases the larva flourishes equally whether its prey be killed or not.
Thus, also, you pass from the lumpish grub in the earth to the airy and fluttering butterfly.
Grub, Ecclesiastical History of Scotland (Edinburgh, 1861); J.
Examination showed that although the weevil attacked the young buds these did not drop off, but that a special growth of tissue inside the bud frequently killed the grub.
- a, Aleppo " blue " gall; b, ditto in section, showing central cavity for grub; c, Aleppo " white " gall, perforated by insect; d, the same in section (natural size).
Scot.; Knox's, Calderwood's and Grub's Eccles.
of Affairs of Church and State in Scotland (Spottiswoode Society ed., 18 44); to which should be added the modern classic, George Grub's Ecclesiastical History of Scotland (4 vols., Edinburgh, 1861).
caddis grub, worm or minnow to lure a trout to its death.
chafer grub control for over five years.
Pub grub goes gourmet With a smoking ban looming and beer sales dwindling, pubs are seeking their salvation in food.
His passion is to get people gardening and eating good grub.
Mama Africa on Long street serves some good local grub.
Some participating pubs will be offering good hearty classic pub grub with some special dishes cooked in ale!
My only advice is don't eat too much of the delicious grub they serve for lunch!
No longer is France inexpensive, today the Euro buys little decent grub for your money.
The Shed serves traditional pub grub in an easy, relaxing atmosphere.
French food will have to battle it out with British grub and there will be a tug o war.
The appearance of King Edward continued the image of insects: he was a bloated, white grub, virtually immovable in his throne.
grub screw in the shank end allows for correct setting for a bank of drills.
grub screw adjustment system to fit a standard latch or lock.
When I finished the installation I did grub-install /dev/sda, having added the necessary lines to the grub menu to boot Windows.
grub around in the dirt like the common herd!
From pub grub to fine dining, cream teas to a la carte.
The pegs by the chalets are popular and the fish see regular helpings of grub that include hemp and pellets.
ichneumon fly, and lays an egg within this grub, and behold!
pub grub, the talks are a great way to have a relaxing and informative evening.
To change the bulb, simply remove two tiny grub screws with a hexagonal key.
FOOD: Great selection of high-end pub grub including sea bass, whitebait and goats cheese wrapped in Parma ham.
The cams and spur wheel should be securely attached to the shaft, the grub screws being gently tightened as necessary.
2 c) is an active elongate grub with well-armoured cuticle.
The other is exemplified by the white, wrinkled, soft-skinned, legless grub of a weevil, which lives underground feeding on roots, or burrows in the tissues of plants (fig.
short cerci, and the Pelobiidae, which have elongate larvae, tapering to the tail end, where are long paired cerci and a median process, recalling the grub of a Mayfly.
numerous intermediate forms can be traced: the grub (wireworm) of a click-beetle, with narrow elongate well-armoured body, but with the legs very short; the grub of a chafer, with the legs fairly developed, but with the cuticle of all the trunk-segments soft and feebly chitinized; the wellknown caterpillar of a moth (fig.
6, b) or a legless grub (fig.
6, b) with numerous abdominal pro-legs, but in most families of Hymenoptera the egg is laid in such a situation that an abundant food-supply is assured without exertion on the part of the larva, which is consequently a legless grub, usually white in colour, and with soft flexible cuticle (fig.
It lives in the grub of a gall-midge and it ultimately becomes changed into the usual white and fleshy hymenopterous larva.
What in California are known as " flea seeds " are oak-galls made by a species of Cynips; in August they become detached from the leaves that bear them, and are caused to jump by the spasmodic movements of the grub within the thin-walled gall-cavity."
The Mantispidae are remarkable among the Neuroptera for their elongate prothorax, raptorial fore-legs and hypermetamorphic life-history, the young campodeiform larva becoming transformed into a fat cruciform grub parasitic on young spiders or wasp-larvae (see Mantis-Fly).
Nematodes feast upon beetle grubs, injecting a bacteria into the grub and feasting on the bacteria, which kills the larvae.
Ensure you water your lawn well after applying grub killers to it, as this will ensure the product to get deep into the soil where these grubs are.
Your project has been shot, you've thanked everyone and hopefully fed them well, too (hey, long breaks on a film set demand a little grub).
If your former diet consisted primarily of processed foods like vending machine munchies and other on-the-go grub, try easing into a high fiber diet.
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