In a formal mood, we may even use a fork to eat a slice of cake, crumb by crumb.
Pour the mixture onto the crumb base and place the tin on a cookie sheet.
The rats ate up every crumb, regardless of the significance.
He slily got a crumb between a finger and thumb and shot it as boys do marbles, keeping the hand quite still.
She thought she could not swallow a crumb; but she was mistaken.
He took a piece of the crumb, wiped it round his plate edge, and held it up to her mouth.
I could turn the crumb round and let you get it, but you shall take it properly in your hand.
When every crumb is picked up and eaten, we all lift our eyes to heaven, and the father repeats a prayer of thanksgiving to God.
Why, a man didn't know where to turn himself for a crumb of comfort.
He would go in, a nobody, and pick up a crumb of entertainment.
Old English cruma "crumb, fragment," from a West Germanic root of obscure origin (cf. Middle Dutch crume, Dutch kruim, German krume). The -b- appeared mid-15c., in part by analogy with words like dumb, in part from crumble. Slang meaning "lousy person" is 1918, from crumb, U.S. slang for "body-louse" (1863), so called from resemblance.
(Or tayste /tayst/) Silly suggested term for two binary digits.
The term "quarter" has also been suggested, referring to the US 25-cent coin. This was once equal in value to two of the eight "bits" - pie-slice-shaped "pieces of eight" - into which Spanish silver crowns were cut to make change.