(n.) A small fragment or piece; especially, a small piece of bread or other food, broken or cut off.
(n.) Fig.: A little; a bit; as, a crumb of comfort.
(n.) The soft part of bread.
(v. t.) To break into crumbs or small pieces with the fingers; as, to crumb bread.
(1) The fundus appeared to consist of multiple, scattered, pale, bread crumb-like lesions that seemed to lie deep to the retinal vessels and anterior to the retinal pigment epithelium.
(2) The only small crumb of comfort for Osborne is that when he delivers his budget in March it will be too soon to know the GDP figures for the first quarter of 2012 — so although we may already be in recession by then, we won't know it.
(3) To – as our north of England editor Helen Pidd wrote last week – no longer live on crumbs, while others in London enjoy entire loaves.
(4) One crumb of consolation is that the damage was to Wilshere’s left ankle, rather than the more problematic right one, which kept him out for 17 months from June 2011.
(5) Press the fillets first into the mustard and paprika, then into the crumbs.
(6) The champagne bottles are in the recycling bin, the bouquets on the compost heap and the cake crumbs swept away.
(7) Over my week in the Netherlands, I’d tried other delicacies: locust tabbouleh; chicken crumbed in buffalo worms; bee larvae ceviche; tempura-fried crickets; rose beetle larvae stew; soy grasshoppers; chargrilled sticky rice with wasp paste; buffalo worm, avocado and tomato salad; a cucumber, basil and locust drink; and a fermented, Asian-style dipping sauce made from grasshoppers and mealworms.
(8) In another experiment, minced meat was mixed with starch from golden bread crumbs (3%) or potatoes (4%), with and without glucose (1, 2 or 4%).
(9) There were crumbs of brilliance for fans on luvvies' day (nice to see Sir Bruce Forsyth so attentive, nice), most of them from the racket of the defending champion.
(10) The measure of humidity, of peroxides and of the staleness of crumb are favourable for a good conservation.
(11) One inmate was denied outdoor exercise for 60 days for trying to feed crumbs to birds.
(12) Evidence that the lesions were well placed included interruption of weight gain, transient aphagia, disrupted nest building, increased spillage of food crumbs and in some cases abnormal postures or movement.
(13) Of course it is the hyperbolic silliness – the make-or-break trifle sponge, custard thefts, and prolonged ruminations over "The Crumb" – that makes The Great British Bake Off so lovable.
(14) Brush off any crumbs from the marzipan and worktop before wrapping the cake, to be sure that the outside of the cake will have a smooth, neat finish.
(15) Biomicroscopy also revealed a progressive disruption of the homogeneous nature of the corneal stroma by the appearance of large 'bread crumb'-like opacities that started at 72 h and was still present at the end of the evaluation period.
(16) The leftist, pro-Kurdish HDP party gained a small crumb of comfort from passing the 10% threshold it needed to secure seats as a party in the new parliament – less than the 13% it scored in June, but enough to deny the AKP a so-called supermajority, the 330 MPs a ruling party needs to be able to call a referendum on changes to the country’s constitution.
(17) Whatever crumbs of wrongdoing there may be, they don’t amount to something worthy of Watergate, or even the myriad gate-suffixed scandals since.
(18) "Widening inequality is creating a vicious circle where wealth and power are increasingly concentrated in the hands of a few, leaving the rest of us to fight over crumbs from the top table," Byanyima said.
(19) He continued to live off his notoriety, posing for photographs with tourists in exchange for money, selling souvenir T-shirts that commemorated his escapes, scrabbling for crumbs from the media table and charging tourists £40 for a barbecue at his house.
(20) You are poor in the wealthiest city in the world, the crumbs fall downwards, you will be given a chance to get up again.
(n.) A particle; a minute part; a jot; an iota.
(1) Others will point out that this is a case of pot calling kettle black as Wolff is himself a famous peddler of tittle-tattle – the aggregator website that he cofounded, Newser, even has a section called "Gossip".
(2) 11.21pm GMT Tweets Jeremiah Tittle (@WWWJT) @LengelDavid @Paolo_Bandini @HunterFelt @GdnUSsports remove the wooden beam from your own eye before you remove the speck from the umpires'.
(3) Barry Glendenning juggles a ball and transfer tittle-tattle as he prepares to sit in the Big D-Day Chair.
(4) Salmond's spokesman said last night that the leaks were "diplomatic tittle tattle", but "vindicated" the Scottish government's position.
(5) We all enjoy a bit of gossip, it's hard to look away from kiss'n'tells or tittle-tattle whether it's about a doped-up soap star or Murdoch himself.
(6) "I'm not too disappointed that tittle tattle has stopped," he says.
(7) He said there was "too much trivialisation" and "tittle tattle" in the UK press.
(8) If Fleet Street had dutifully awaited the official release of the data, as the likes of Sir Stuart once said it should, the big story would have been the blush-worthy tittle-tattle of grocery claims instead of the incomparably more serious issue of the dodgy property deals.
(9) Cameron called it "tittle-tattle and rumour – utterly pathetic!".
(10) I think it would have been appropriate and right and respectful of people’s feelings to have done so.” There was further confusion after a Twitter account claiming to be the official Jeremy Corbyn campaign, with a verified blue tick, dismissed the row as “tittle-tattle”.
(11) His Eye sets its sights at genuine corruption or hypocrisy or mendacity, rather than offering tittle-tattle.
(12) In the public perception this ephemeral tittle-tattle replaced her timeless talent.
(13) On the other hand, there is also no doubt that there is no genuine public-interest justification for publishing tittle-tattle.
(14) White assiduously avoided clearing up the tittle-tattle, until eventually birth, marriage and divorce certificates were slightly churlishly unearthed by journalists.
(15) With an insouciance bordering on arrogance, Mrs Foster dismissed critics, saying she could not expect as minister to know every “jot and tittle” of the unsound scheme.
(16) I haven't read every word, every jot and every tittle, but I do know that it has been argued that, as far as a president is concerned, that in wartime, a president does have certain extraordinary powers which would make acts that would otherwise be unlawful, lawful if undertaken for the purpose of preserving the nation and the constitution, which is essential for the rights we're all talking about.
(17) And while I didn't write tittle-tattle dreaming of Pulitzers, I never knew I'd fear a Booker Prize nomination instead.
(18) I’m not interested in all the tittle‑tattle ... we all have to remember that he is a truly gifted player.” United were eighth when Cantona strode in and were finding goals hard to come by.
(19) The sum total, he said, was "gossip, conjecture, unpleasant tittle-tattle and dollops of nostalgia".
(20) Leading the charge of this year’s batch of tittle-tattle is that the 3.5mm headphone jack is being ditched for the iPhone 7 .