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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Gold·smith n.
 1. An artisan who manufactures vessels and ornaments, etc., of gold.
 2. A banker. [Obs.]
 Note:The goldsmiths of London formerly received money on deposit because they were prepared to keep it safely.
 Goldsmith beetle Zool., a large, bright yellow, American beetle (Cotalpa lanigera), of the family Scarabæidæ

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Grub, n.
 1. Zool. The larva of an insect, especially of a beetle; -- called also grubworm. See Illust. of Goldsmith beetle, under Goldsmith.
    Yet your butterfly was a grub.   --Shak.
 2. A short, thick man; a dwarf. [Obs.]
 3. Victuals; food. [Slang]
 Grub ax or Grub axe, a kind of mattock used in grubbing up roots, etc.
 Grub breaker. Same as Grub hook (below).
 Grub hoe, a heavy hoe for grubbing.
 Grub hook, a plowlike implement for uprooting stumps, breaking roots, etc.
 Grub saw, a handsaw used for sawing marble.
 Grub Street, a street in London (now called Milton Street), described by Dr. Johnson as “much inhabited by writers of small histories, dictionaries, and temporary poems, whence any mean production is called grubstreet.” As an adjective, suitable to, or resembling the production of, Grub Street.
    I 'd sooner ballads write, and grubstreet lays.   --Gap.