Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of breadcrumb.
  • n. A trail of hyperlinks that lead consecutively to the current page, displayed in the page as a guide and a means of navigating easily to any of the pages in the trail

Etymologies

Sense 2 comes from the German fairy tale Hansel and Gretel, where Hansel leaves a trail of breadcrumbs to find the way back home when venturing in to the woods. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • If you are unfamiliar with the term breadcrumbs, it refers to the hierarchical display commonly used in site navigation.

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  • My mum used to do a dish she called “mock scampi” when I was a kid (basically little chunks of monkfish in breadcrumbs, fried), which I absolutely loved (miles better than real scampi).

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  • A Cook of Live To Cook satisfies snack cravings on a rainy day with some golden brown Sweet Potato Rolls, logs of mashed sweet potato rolled in breadcrumbs and fried to perfection.

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  • I decided I would coat the eggplant rounds in breadcrumbs and bake them instead of deep frying them.

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  • Nopales can also be cut into strips, batter-dipped and rolled in breadcrumbs, cornmeal or flour, and fried like french fries.

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  • Chicken Entrees French Skillet An EFS classic, breast of chicken lightly dusted and seared golden brown, Served topped with a dill-caper chardonnay butter fondue $15.95 Wild Forrest Marsala Golden browned sauté chicken breast in a mushroom and shallot Marsala wine demi glace with a touch of cream $15.95 Boursin Chicken Florentine Breast of chicken filet stuffed with fresh spinach and Boursin cheese, rolled and coated in Japanese breadcrumbs, Crisped brown and oven finished.

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  • Murphy, my point is that Black Matrix Publishing is trying to build a business with four magazines and two book lines, and they're doing it by shafting the writers and paying them in breadcrumbs.

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  • Coat both sides of each patty with crumbs, then re-squeeze the patty and recoat it in breadcrumbs.

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  • When you are on a page you would like to bookmark, simply press a + button on the top left of the toolbar and the page is automatically included in your bookmark area (called your breadcrumbs).

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  • Whenever I've made pasta dishes with breadcrumbs, the crispy crumbs just went limp and mushy in the sauce, I always thought I was doing something wrong, but I recently learned from Amanda that this is actually the way the dish is supposed to be, the breadcrumbs were a way for poor people to bulk-up the dish.

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  • Breadcrumbs: The strewing of which is an ineffective way of marking one's path home. Just ask Hansel and Gretel.

    January 31, 2008