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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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 
 
  Desiring  to  be  fed  with  the  crumbs  which  fell  from 
  the  rich  man's  table.  --Luke  xvi. 
  21. 
 
  2.  Fig.:  A  little;  a  bit;  as  a  crumb  of  comfort. 
 
  3.  The  soft  part  of  bread. 
 
  Dust  unto  dust,  what  must  be  must  If  you  can't  get 
  crumb,  you'd  best  eat  crust.  --Old  Song. 
 
  {Crumb  brush},  a  brush  for  sweeping  crumbs  from  a  table. 
 
  {To  a  crum},  with  great  exactness;  completely. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crumb  \Crumb\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Crumbed}  (kr?md);  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Crumbing}  (kr?m"?ng).] 
  To  break  into  crumbs  or  small  pieces  with  the  fingers;  as  to 
  crumb  bread.  [Written  also  {crum}.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  crumb 
  n  1:  a  person  who  is  deemed  to  be  despicable  or  contemptible; 
  "only  a  rotter  would  do  that";  "kill  the  rat";  "throw 
  the  bum  out";  "you  cowardly  little  pukes!"  [syn:  {rotter}, 
  {rat},  {skunk},  {stinker},  {bum},  {puke},  {lowlife},  {scum 
  bag},  {so-and-so}] 
  2:  small  piece  of  e.g.  bread  or  cake 
  v  1:  coat  with  bread  crumbs:  "crumb  a  cutlet" 
  2:  break  into  crumbs 
  3:  remove  crumbs  from:  "crumb  the  table" 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  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}. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  crumb 
 
  Two  binary  digits;  a  {quad}.  Larger  than  a  {bit}, 
  smaller  than  a  {nibble}.  Considered  silly.  Synonym  {tayste}. 
 
 




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