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English Dictionary: crumb by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
crumb
n
  1. 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"
  2. 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!"; "the British call a contemptible person a `git'"
    Synonym(s): rotter, dirty dog, rat, skunk, stinker, stinkpot, bum, puke, crumb, lowlife, scum bag, so-and-so, git
  3. 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 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 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Crumb \Crumb\ (kr[ucr]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 Jargon File (4.2.0, 31 JAN 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 (15Feb98) [foldoc]:
   crumb
  
      Two binary digits; a {quad}.   Larger than a {bit},
      smaller than a {nibble}.   Considered silly.   Synonym {tayste}.
  
  
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