Cruet stand, a frame for holding cruets; a caster.

(Cruise) n. See Cruse, a small bottle.

(Cruise) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Cruised (kr&uddzd); p. pr. & vb. n. Cruising.] [D. kruisen to move crosswise or in a zigzag, to cruise, fr. kruis cross, fr. OF. crois, croiz, F. croix, or directly fr. OF. croisier, F. croiser, to cross, cruise, fr. crois a cross. See Cross.]

1. To sail back and forth on the ocean; to sail, as for the potection of commerce, in search of an enemy, for plunder, or for pleasure.

A ship cruises in any particular sea or ocean; as, in the Baltic or in the Atlantic. She cruises off any cape; as, off the Lizard; off Ushant. She cruises on a coast; as, on the coast of Africa. A priate cruises to seize vessels; a yacht cruises for the pleasure of the owner.

Ships of war were sent to cruise near the isle of Bute.

'Mid sands, and rocks, and storms to cruise for pleasure.

2. To wander hither and thither on land. [Colloq.]

(Cruise), n. A voyage made in various directions, as of an armed vessel, for the protection of other vessels, or in search of an enemy; a sailing to and fro, as for exploration or for pleasure.

He feigned a compliance with some of his men, who were bent upon going a cruise to Manilla.

(Cruis"er) n. One who, or a vessel that, cruises; — usually an armed vessel.

(Cruive) n. A kind of weir or dam for trapping salmon; also, a hovel. [Scot.]

(Crull) a. [See Curl.] Curly; curled. [Obs.]

(Crul"ler) n. [Cf. Curl.] A kind of sweet cake cut in strips and curled or twisted, and fried crisp in boiling fat. [Also written kruller.]

(Crumb) n. [AS. cruma, akin to D. kruim, G. krume; cf. G. krauen to scratch, claw.] [Written also crum.]

1. A small fragment or piece; especially, a small piece of bread or other food, broken or cut off.

Desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's table.
Luke xvi. 21.

2. Fig.: A little; a bit; as, a crumb of comfort.

Cruentate to Crust

(Cru"en*tate) a. [L. cruentatus, p. p. of cruentare to make bloody, fr. cruentus bloody, fr. cruor. See Crude.] Smeared with blood. [Obs.] Glanwill.

(Cru*en"tous) a. [L. cruentus.] Bloody; cruentate. [Obs.]

(Cru"et) n. [Anglo-French cruet, a dim. from OF. crue, cruie; of German or Celtic origin, and akin to E. crock an earthen vessel.]

1. A bottle or vessel; esp., a vial or small glass bottle for holding vinegar, oil, pepper, or the like, for the table; a caster. Swift.

2. (Eccl.) A vessel used to hold wine, oil, or water for the service of the altar.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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