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grig


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Grig  \Grig\  (gr[i^]g),  n.  [Cf.  Sw  kr["a]k  little  creature, 
  reptile;  or  D.  kriek  cricket,  E.  cricket.] 
  1.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  A  cricket  or  grasshopper.  [Prov.  Eng.] 
  b  Any  small  eel. 
  c  The  broad-nosed  eel.  See  {Glut}.  [Prov.  Eng.] 
 
  2.  Heath.  [Prov.  Eng.]  --Audrey. 
 
  {As  merry  as  a  grig}  [etymology  uncertain],  a  saying  supposed 
  by  some  to  be  a  corruption  of  ``As  merry  as  a  Greek;  ''  by 
  others  to  be  an  allusion  to  the  cricket.