All I needed was a grubstake to keep the wolves from the door.
After all, how different is the $5 million in first-round venture capital financing for a cyber start-up from the silver prospector's grubstake ?
With a grubstake from his father, he went to work.
She has, however, provisioned each egg with a grubstake : a substantial amount of nourishing yolk, which, soon after the egg hatches, is safely enclosed in the baby's gut.
But his father also had a fascination with gold, and he grew up hearing tales of miners, prospectors, and grubstakes at the dinner table.
He argued that rich parent alluvial fields, such as the Victorian fields in the 1850s and Coolgardie - Kalgoorlie after 1892, grubstaked large numbers of prospectors and so quickened the rate of discovery of new deposits.
In fact, after their quarrel, Rodney believes that Tom has merely been grubstaking his work.
We grubstaked them and we were to see to getting the stuff out.
In many cases, he grubstakes those who don't have the cash to pay up front.