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Definition of "cruse" [cruse]

  • A small earthenware container, such as a pot or jar, for holding liquids. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "cruse" in a sentence
  • "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."