verb (used with object)
- cruising radius,
Origin of crumb
Examples from the Web for crumb
In a formal mood, we may even use a fork to eat a slice of cake, crumb by crumb.The Strange Way We Eat: Bee Wilson’s ‘Consider the Fork’|Bee Wilson|October 13, 2012|DAILY BEAST
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.
I could turn the crumb round and let you get it, but you shall take it properly in your hand.The Dingo Boys|G. Manville Fenn
Poor Wapaw had already searched his wallet and firebag twice, without finding a crumb of food or a morsel of tobacco.Silver Lake|R.M. Ballantyne
Why should they have come at all to a place that could not contain a crumb of food, except the scanty supply that he had brought?The Copper Princess|Kirk Munroe
The simplest way of making a socle is to take a loaf of stale bread, remove the crust, and cut the crumb to the desired shape.The Century Cook Book|Mary Ronald
Fix the lace in a frame, and rub it with Crumb of stale Bread, which afterwards dust out.The Toilet of Flora|Pierre-Joseph Buc'hoz
Word Origin for crumb
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.