from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A dungfork.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A Scotch form of grope.
- n. A dung-fork.
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This throwing leister was a heavy spear, or rather a heavy "graip," having five single-barbed prongs of unequal length but regularly graduated.
I look it up and teh Inturnets say itz graip joos and milk and ize creem.
He protested the fish had no more wit, and scarcely more activity, than a black snail; and, influenced by this undue contempt of the adversary, he waited neither for a farther signal, nor a better weapon, nor a more suitable position, but, rising in his energy, hurled his graip with all his force against the unfortunate monster.
When you flog Tom Murray, you are really chastising the Tom Murray in yourself ... that is, the part that your wife knows so well -- the part of you that leaves the new graip out in the rain all night, that rebels against the authority of the School Board and the inspectorate.
"A begun turn is half ended," quo 'the wife when she stuck the graip in the midden.
Ye micht hae taicklet it wi 'a graip "(_a three-pronged fork_, a sort of agricultural trident).