Two of the cruse lamps had by this time spent their oil, and their flames had died out.
An handful of meal in a barrel, and a little oil in a cruse.
Mr. cruse had been at St. Bees, but had afterwards gone to the University.
And the barrel of meal wasted not, neither did the cruse of oil fail.
A cake baken on the coals is beside him, and the cruse of water, to refresh him and keep him from destruction.
Mr. cruse himself had not shone very brightly at the University.
God is good;—the "barrel of meal" does not fail, nor the "cruse of oil."
The better rendering is "cruse" or "flask" instead of "box."
It was a provision, simple indeed, but for his moderate wants more than sufficient—a cake baked on the coals and a cruse of water.
Your garner and sympathy have been like the widow's cruse, and may they ever continue to be so.
"small vessel for liquids," early 15c., perhaps related to Old Norse krus "pot, tankard," from a general Germanic root of unknown origin. Cf. Middle Dutch cruese, Dutch kroes "cup, pot, mug," Middle Low German krus, Danish krus "mug, jug," German Krause "jug, mug."