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An earthenware pot or jar.
cooking utensil, container, receptacle, vesselView synonyms
- ‘Other events, such as a missile changing its trajectory in midair or the famous Chanukah miracle of a cruse of oil sufficient for one day burning for eight days, are simply impossible according to the natural order.’
- ‘The ‘miracle of the oil ‘involved a single cruse of oil which was used to light a menorah in the Temple, and which lasted eight days until new pure oil could be brought from the Galilee.’’
Old English crūse, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch kroes and German Krause; reinforced in Middle English by Low German krūs.
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