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Crumb brush

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Crumb brush a brush for sweeping crumbs from a table.
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Usage

In literature:

Finally as the crumbs were being brushed from the rich man's table, Mr. Dale fixed on the sum of sixty thousand pounds for his property.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 11 (of 14)" by Elbert Hubbard
Before dessert is served, if necessary, remove the crumbs from the cloth with a brush, crumb knife, or napkin.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Household Management" by Ministry of Education
The Father brushed some crumbs from the front of his cassock and sat up higher in his chair.
"Tongues of Conscience" by Robert Smythe Hichens
They both sighed regretfully and brushed away the crumbs.
"David and the Phoenix" by Edward Ormondroyd
When she was, as a last thing, brushing the crumbs, from the floor into the fire, she broke the silence again.
"The Wide, Wide World" by Susan Warner
Colonel Sullivan smiled, and, after carefully brushing the crumbs from his breeches, rose from the table.
"The Wild Geese" by Stanley John Weyman
But we're brushing the crumbs off.
"Monday or Tuesday" by Virginia Woolf
We don't have to brush no crumbs off no more.
"The So-called Human Race" by Bert Leston Taylor
She brushed up their crumbs and packed the dishes into the basket.
"Old Crow" by Alice Brown
Brushing the crumbs from her dress, she then rose up hastily and pursued her journey.
"Black Forest Village Stories" by Berthold Auerbach
Then he brushed the cake crumbs off his stomach, and, together with his daughter, rose to go.
"The Celestial Omnibus and other Stories" by E. M. Forster
He was not looking at her, but brushing the sleeve of his coat where a crumb had fallen upon it.
"The Daughter Pays" by Mrs. Baillie Reynolds
At this the waiter began brushing the crumbs from the table very vigorously.
"A Butterfly on the Wheel" by Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
When they had all finished and were brushing the crumbs from their laps, Baby Jane thought it a good time to speak seriously to them.
"Baby Jane's Mission" by Reginald Parnell
Patsey had whisked the table up to the side of the room and brushed up the crumbs.
"In Wild Rose Time" by Amanda M. Douglas
And he didn't even brush up the crumbs afterward.
"Hints to Pilgrims" by Charles Stephen Brooks
Season with pepper and salt, brush with oil, roll in crumbs, and broil, fry, or cook in a very hot oven.
"The Myrtle Reed Cook Book" by Myrtle Reed
Do this by quietly removing crumbs from each place with crumb-knife and tray or by brushing with folded napkin.
"Home Occupations for Boys and Girls" by Bertha Johnston
She brushed away messy fragments of food and bread crumbs.
"With the Doughboy in France" by Edward Hungerford
She leaned over and brushed crumbs from his trousers.
"When the Owl Cries" by Paul Bartlett
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In news:

Mix well 4.Stuff the inside of the hen with stuffing mixture 5.Brush hens with sour cream and top with bread crumbs 6.Bake in oven at 375 degrees for 30-40 minutes 7.Top with sauce and serve.
With the clearing away of the holiday tinsel and brushing away crumbs of Christmas dinner, many will step back into their routines with a decision to better themselves as well, perhaps by dropping a bad habit or picking up a good one.
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