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Grig (?), n. [Cf. Sw. krak little creature, reptile; or D. kriek cricket, E. cricket.]

1. Zool. (a)

A cricket or grasshopper.

[Prov. Eng.] (b)

Any small eel

. (c)

The broad-nosed eel See Glut.

[Prov. Eng.]



[Prov. Eng.]


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.


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