Definitions

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  • n. A player who waits around a marking contest aiming to get the ball if it falls down to the ground (because the opposing players leaping for it have spoiled each others efforts).

Etymologies

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Examples

  • They were a pie knife and a table crumber in the form of a miniature carpet sweeper.

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  • The crumber is being rapidly introduced into the leading hotels of the country.

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  • He has now two devices on the market, a bread-maker and a bread-crumber.

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  • Maric would fit perfectly as a crumber between Kennedy and Darling with Lecras up the ground and Young provides depth to their young midfield .

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  • Maric would fit perfectly as a crumber between Kennedy and Darling with Lecras up the ground and Young provides depth to their young midfield.

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  • Rucks are developing nicely too so I think a livewire forward crumber is what we need.

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  • Schneider is increasingly being used in the midfield rotation with Jack Steven being developed as the second crumber behind Milne.

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  • Vice-captain Power, a natural goalsneak, will still rotate through the midfield but will spend more time as a crumber.

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  • She was showing me what I thought was a crumber -- a silver utensil to push the crumbs from one's place at the table.

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  • Its combatants were Port Adelaide's power forward Warren Tredrea and Richmond's crumber Robin Nahas.

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  • There's nothing dumber
    than a crumber.

    May 5, 2010

  • AHA!!! So yarb *is* a Victorian after all! *cackles gleefully*

    May 4, 2010

  • I just exhort my guests not to be slovenly at table.

    May 4, 2010

  • I prefer to add another tablecloth after each course.

    May 4, 2010

  • "Crumbers for cleaning the tablecloth between courses came into widespread use in the 1890s. By that time, most Americans had abandoned the practice of laying two or three cloths on a dinner table, each to be removed after a given course."
    —Susan Williams, Savory Suppers and Fashionable Feasts: Dining in Victorian America (New York: Pantheon Books, 1985), 154

    May 3, 2010