1. <zoology> A cricket or grasshopper. Any small eel.

The broad-nosed eel See Glut.

2. Heath. 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.

Origin: Cf. Sw. Krak little creature, reptile; or D. Kriek cricket, E. Cricket.

(01 Mar 1998)

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