Definitions

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  • noun Australian rules football 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).

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Examples

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

    Star-Dust

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

    The Woman's Era, Vol. 2 No. 1

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

    Social Notes

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

    Social Notes

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

    The Woman's Era, Vol. 2

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

    The Woman's Era, Vol. 2 No. 1

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

    The Woman's Era, Vol. 2

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

    NEWS.com.au | Top Stories

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

    NEWS.com.au | Top Stories

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

    NEWS.com.au | Top Stories

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  • "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

  • I prefer to add another tablecloth after each course.

    May 4, 2010

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

    May 4, 2010

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

    May 4, 2010

  • There's nothing dumber

    than a crumber.

    May 5, 2010