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  • noun Plural form of cram.


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  • In order to approach a discussion of the subject of vegetarianism without prejudice, H.G. repairs to the wheezy WINDUST'S, where, for hours at a time, he literally "crams" with his favorite dish of pork and beans.

    Punchinello, Volume 1, No. 01, April 2, 1870 Various

  • The student in a college who "crams" in order to stand at the head of his class, and neglects his health and stunts his development by working for high marks, may do himself much damage; but all that he proves is that the abuse of study is wrong.

    VI. Character and Success 1900

  • A third, Hanley, had come meaning to be good; he had been shocked when he first heard oaths, and when he was first asked if he would mind telling any of the regular lies -- "crams" the boys called them -- in the event of any master questioning him; but his wounded sensibilities were very quickly healed, and he had passed with fatal facility from disgust to indifference, from indifference to toleration.

    St. Winifred's, or The World of School 1867

  • It favors an image that evokes, rather than an image that crams the frame with every literal detail.

    MIND MELD: Recent SF/F/H Book Covers That Blow Us Away 2010

  • Mr. Bartlett merits high praise for embracing the complexity and diversity of the moral and political issues that engage us today—but crams too many of them into too long an evening; and he never really makes us believe that John's messianic mission is to make a revolution by means of Twitter.

    Staging a Twitter Revolution Paul Levy 2011

  • Or are you a loser who hates those that have ever accomplished anything and feed off the culture of hate and envy that your sacred cows you call real news crams into your head.

    Think Progress » Poll: Tea partiers afraid of ‘big government’ want the government to create jobs and rein in Wall Street. 2010

  • He crams the empty food containers into the paper sack and hands it to her.

    A CHRISTMAS PACKAGE • by Cathryn Grant 2009

  • For the rest of the weekend, Mr. Wilson fronts two star-studded line-ups — a "Special Edition" and a "Leader's Quartet" — but no matter how many headliners he crams into his bands, Mr. Wilson's own playing remains the main event.

    Showing Love With a Heart-Shaped Box of Jazz Will Friedwald 2011

  • Batman, #416: This one tale from 1988 crams in how Dick stopped being Robin, a summary of how the second Jason Todd took up the role, and how those two met -- plus Dick as Nightwing telling off Bruce in a soul-baring confrontation in the bat-cave.

    Archive 2009-04-01 2009

  • Jeremy takes the bill from me and crams it in his shirt pocket.

    Ten Miles Past Normal Frances O’Roark Dowell 2011


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