American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A small earthenware container, such as a pot or jar, for holding liquids.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An earthen pot or bottle; any small vessel for liquids.
- n. A small jar used to hold liquid, such as oil or water.
- n. heraldry An oil lamp or similar emblem.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A cup or dish.
- n. A bottle for holding water, oil, honey, etc.
- n. small jar; holds liquid (oil or water)
- From Middle English crouse, from Old English crūse ("jar, cruse"), from Proto-Germanic *krūsōn, *krūsaz (“jar, pot, collar, jug”). Cognate with German Krause ("pot with a lid"), Icelandic krús ("jar, jug"). Merged with Middle English croo ("pot, pitcher"), from Old English crōg ("crock, pitcher, vessel"). More at crock. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English crouse, perhaps from Middle Dutch cruyse, pot. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The carrying off of the spear and the cruse was a couch of almost humour, and it, with the ironical taunt flung across the valley to”
“The little oil in the cruse is a pledge and earnest of the dainties he shall have in the kingdom of God, and this makes him content.”
“Of course, there is the more familiar story in the Babylonian Talmud, Tractate Shabbat 21b, telling us of the priests entering the Temple precincts and finding but one cruse of holy oil marked with the seal of the High Priest and miraculous eight-day flame in the menorah.”
“To each and everyone one of us in entrusted the sacred task of caring for the cruse that will yet illuminate the world.”
“What vital piece of information is missing: Just who was it that hid the cruse?”
“Cruse provides free support to anyone affected by bereavement, cruse.org.uk”
“But of course, my dad still defends the subsidies, because he says that it “costs” oil companies money to get cruse oil and turn it into gasoline ….”
“Camp for a few days (three nights usually enough YUK YUK but did stay 4 once) cruse around on skis. .and hunt small stuff maybe ice fish.”
“Elaborations on Keynes: Friedman's and Modigliani's consumption functions; Baumol's and Tobin's money demand functions; Tobin's "widow's cruse" money multiplier; Tobin's q and investment demand; E Cary Brown, the full employment surplus, and built-in stabilizers.”
“We must protest and warn of all sorts of trends from outside to strike at the cruse of pure oil, to alter the spirit and the essence of the ultra-Orthodox public," exhorted the haredi newspaper Yated Neeman.”
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Grateful credit to pterodactyl and http://reocities.com/SoHo/Studios/9783/phond1.html.
Stuff that holds other stuff.
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I have a sizable collection of fiddle- and banjo-shaped bottles. Some quite old, others not so old.
worth pouring over
Looking for tweets for cruse.