With so much else crumbling, the transponder lies at the heart of this great mystery.
The grayness of the whole city—the houses, the back streets, the crumbling fences.
How taxi cartels resort to desperate measures to kill innovation and save their crumbling industry.
Emanuel faces a budget gap that could reach $1 billion, crumbling infrastructure, decaying schools and a host of other urban ills.
Fortuitously, I spotted a stack of crumbling issues of a publication named Physical Culture in a junk shop in Ithaca, New York.
Of the imposing edifice in which he was born there was left only bare and crumbling walls.
In front towered the grey, crumbling walls of the ancient rampart.
He now felt carefully about for a support for his feet, but the crumbling pebbles rolled away with every movement.
But the entrance to the tunnel is a wide crater, with crumbling walls.
Many of the brackets supporting a solitary balcony were of beautiful design, though the greater number were defaced and crumbling.
late 15c., kremelen, from Old English *crymelan, presumed frequentative of gecrymman "to break into crumbs," from cruma (see crumb). The -b- is 16c., probably on analogy of French-derived words like humble, where it belongs, or by influence of crumb. Related: Crumbled; crumbling.