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Definition of CRUMB

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Crumb \Crumb\ (kr[u^]m), n. [AS. cruma, akin to D. kruim, G. krume; cf. G. krauen to scratch, claw.] [Written also {crum}.]
     1. A small fragment or piece; especially, a small piece of bread or other food, broken or cut off. [1913 Webster]

              Desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's table.                 --Luke xvi.
                                                    21. [1913 Webster]

     2. Fig.: A little; a bit; as, a crumb of comfort. [1913 Webster]

     3. The soft part of bread.
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              Dust unto dust, what must be, must;
              If you can't get crumb, you'd best eat crust. --Old Song. [1913 Webster]

     {Crumb brush}, a brush for sweeping crumbs from a table.

     {To a crum}, with great exactness; completely. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Crumb \Crumb\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Crumbed} (kr[u^]md); p. pr.
     & vb. n. {Crumbing} (kr[u^]m"[i^]ng).] To break into crumbs or small pieces with the fingers; as, to crumb bread. [Written also {crum}.] [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

crumb
   n.

      Two binary digits; a {quad}. Larger than a {bit}, smaller than a {nybble}. Considered silly. Syn. {tayste}. General discussion of such terms is under {nybble}.


The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) [jargon]

134 Moby Thesaurus words for "crumb":
     abrade, air pollution, atom, atomize, attritus, beat, besprinkle, bit, bite, bran, bray, bread, brecciate, butt, chip, chunk, clip, clipping, collop, comminute, contriturate, cosmic dust, crumble, crush, cut, cutting, disintegrate, dollop, dot, dram, dredge, drop, droplet, dust, dust ball, efflorescence, end, fallout, farina, filings, fleck, flour, flyspeck, fragment, gnat, gob, gobbet, grain, granulate, granulize, grate, grind, grind to powder, grits, groats, hunk, iota, jot, kittens, levigate, lint, lota, lump, mash, meal, microbe, microorganism, midge, mill, minim, minutia, minutiae, mite, modicum, moiety, molecule, morceau, morsel, mote, nip, ounce, paring, particle, patch, pepper, pestle, piece, pinhead, pinpoint, point, pound, powder, pulverize, pussies, rasher, raspings, reduce to powder, sawdust, scintilla, scoop, scrap, scrunch, shard, shaving, shiver, shred, slice, sliver, smash, smidgen, smithereen, smut, snack, snatch, snick, snip, snippet, soot, spatter, speck, speckle, splatter, splinter, spot, sprinkle, squash, stitch, stud, stump, tag, tatter, tittle, triturate, vanishing point


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