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Synonyms for crumb

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Synonyms for crumb

a very small quantity of something

a person who is deemed to be despicable or contemptible

coat with bread crumbs

break into crumbs

remove crumbs from

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The rough floor was spread with deep green moss, and over wall and roof grew flowery vines, filling the air with their sweet breath; while above played the clear, soft light, casting rosy shadows on the glittering drops that lay among the fragrant leaves; and beneath the vines stood Violet, casting crumbs to the downy little moles who ran fearlessly about and listened as she sang to them.
A child came bowling its hoop through the concourse of birds, and Ralph threw his last crumbs of bread into the bushes with a snort of impatience.
He was just about to ask a share of the luncheon when the girl stood up and brushed the crumbs from her lap.
Da Souza, who opened the door for them, returned to his seat, moodily flicking the crumbs from his trousers with his serviette.
But the love which accepts the meanest crumbs of comfort that can be thrown to it--which fawns and grovels and deliberately deceives itself, in its own intensely selfish interests--was the love that burned in Francine's breast.
Mother Atkinson, as all called their hostess, was the merriest there, and the busiest; for she kept flying up to wait on the children, to bring out some new dish, or to banish the live stock, who were of such a social turn that the colt came into the entry and demanded sugar; the cats sat about in people's laps, winking suggestively at the food; and speckled hens cleared the kitchen floor of crumbs, as they joined in the chat with a cheerful clucking.
Billina had quietly walked around and picked up the crumbs of cake which had been scattered, and now, as it was long after bed-time, she tried to find some dark place in which to go to sleep.
Yet I do not remember seeing the yellow hen since she picked up the crumbs of cake.
Meanwhile also came the chickadees in flocks, which, picking up the crumbs the squirrels had dropped, flew to the nearest twig and, placing them under their claws, hammered away at them with their little bills, as if it were an insect in the bark, till they were sufficiently reduced for their slender throats.
With all these blessings, I have been able to live happily on for two whole years, but now I am at the very last crumbs.
Having finished the paper, a second cup of coffee and a roll and butter, he got up, shaking the crumbs of the roll off his waistcoat; and, squaring his broad chest, he smiled joyously: not because there was anything particularly agreeable in his mind--the joyous smile was evoked by a good digestion.
Crumb joined the city's water department in 1983, after working for the City of Amarillo Utilities Division and the U.
The aim of the work is to evaluate the possibilities for the application of different-particle scrap-tire crumb rubber in noise-suppression structures in order to tackle two priority environmental problems: reduction of the amount of scrap-tires and increased noise level in the environment.
Still, Crumb is mystified as to why anyone would want to see his creations in a gallery.
Despite the publicity and media appeals for information there were no reported sightings of Mrs Crumb or her car.