grubbing about in the countryside for economically insignificant wild species.
It keeps to the bottom - grubbing for insect larvae - worms and small shellfish.
I was in haste to buy it, before the proprietor finished getting out some rocks, cutting down the hollow apple trees, and grubbing up some young birches which had sprung up in the pasture, or, in short, had made any more of his improvements.
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