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  • n  a very small quantity of something
    he gave only a crumb of information about his plans
    there were few crumbs of comfort in the report
  • n  a person who is deemed to be despicable or contemptible
  • n  small piece of e.g. bread or cake
  • v  coat with bread crumbs
    crumb a cutlet
  • v  break into crumbs
  • v  remove crumbs from
    crumb the table

  • Communism last week dropped a crumb on India's bare table, and ran away with a loaf of propaganda.
  • Whenever the West showed signs of impatience, they could throw another crumb on the table.
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  • Savory Baked Chicken
    1/2 cup breadcrumbs 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated 2 tablespoons parsley, finely chopped 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons melted butter 2 tablespoons garlic finely chopped 2 tablespoons lemon juice 2 chicken breasts, skinless, boneless
    June 17, 2013 - The Daily Iberian
  • Rich cakes require perfect crumbs
    When I want to make a quick breakfast or brunch dessert, I typically make a crumb cake.
    June 16, 2013 - Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

  • Arlen Specter in Seattle Times
    The bill "is very, very heavily tilted to Wall Street and not to Main Street. ...... It's the little guy who's not being taken care of," said Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa. "This is not half a loaf, this is a crumb."

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