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 for crumb
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Crumb \Crumb\ (kr[u^]m), n. [AS. cruma, akin to D. kruim, G.
     krume; cf. G. krauen to scratch, claw.] [Written also
     1. A small fragment or piece; especially, a small piece of
        bread or other food, broken or cut off.
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              Desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from
              the rich man's table.                 --Luke xvi.
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     2. Fig.: A little; a bit; as, a crumb of comfort.
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     3. The soft part of bread.
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              Dust unto dust, what must be, must;
              If you can't get crumb, you'd best eat crust. --Old
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     Crumb brush, a brush for sweeping crumbs from a table.
     To a crum, with great exactness; completely.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Crumb \Crumb\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Crumbed (kr[u^]md); p. pr.
     & vb. n. Crumbing (kr[u^]m"[i^]ng).]
     To break into crumbs or small pieces with the fingers; as, to
     crumb bread. [Written also crum.]
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a very small quantity of something; "he gave only a crumb
           of information about his plans"; "there were few crumbs of
           comfort in the report"
      2: a person who is deemed to be despicable or contemptible;
         "only a rotter would do that"; "kill the rat"; "throw the bum
         out"; "you cowardly little pukes!"; "the British call a
         contemptible person a `git'" [syn: rotter, dirty dog,
         rat, skunk, stinker, stinkpot, bum, puke,
         crumb, lowlife, scum bag, so-and-so, git]
      3: small piece of e.g. bread or cake
      v 1: coat with bread crumbs; "crumb a cutlet"
      2: break into crumbs
      3: remove crumbs from; "crumb the table"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  134 Moby Thesaurus words for "crumb":
     abrade, air pollution, atom, atomize, attritus, beat, besprinkle,
     bit, bite, bran, bray, bread, brecciate, butt, chip, chunk, clip,
     clipping, collop, comminute, contriturate, cosmic dust, crumble,
     crush, cut, cutting, disintegrate, dollop, dot, dram, dredge, drop,
     droplet, dust, dust ball, efflorescence, end, fallout, farina,
     filings, fleck, flour, flyspeck, fragment, gnat, gob, gobbet,
     grain, granulate, granulize, grate, grind, grind to powder, grits,
     groats, hunk, iota, jot, kittens, levigate, lint, lota, lump, mash,
     meal, microbe, microorganism, midge, mill, minim, minutia,
     minutiae, mite, modicum, moiety, molecule, morceau, morsel, mote,
     nip, ounce, paring, particle, patch, pepper, pestle, piece,
     pinhead, pinpoint, point, pound, powder, pulverize, pussies,
     rasher, raspings, reduce to powder, sawdust, scintilla, scoop,
     scrap, scrunch, shard, shaving, shiver, shred, slice, sliver,
     smash, smidgen, smithereen, smut, snack, snatch, snick, snip,
     snippet, soot, spatter, speck, speckle, splatter, splinter, spot,
     sprinkle, squash, stitch, stud, stump, tag, tatter, tittle,
     triturate, vanishing point

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

      Two binary digits; a quad. Larger than a bit, smaller than a nybble.
      Considered silly. Syn. tayste. General discussion of such terms is under

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

      (Or tayste /tayst/) Silly suggested term for
     two binary digits.
     The term "quarter" has also been suggested, referring to the
     US 25-cent coin.  This was once equal in value to two of the
     eight "bits" - pie-slice-shaped "pieces of eight" - into which
     Spanish silver crowns were cut to make change.
     [{Jargon File]

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