crunchings

crunchings

(ˈkrʌntʃɪŋz)
pl n
any actions in which things are crunched
References in classic literature ?
Some considerating touch of humanity was in him; for at times like these, he usually abstained from patrolling the quarter-deck; because to his wearied mates, seeking repose within six inches of his ivory heel, such would have been the reverberating crack and din of that bony step, that their dreams would have been of the crunching teeth of sharks.
Anna was upstairs, standing before the looking glass, and, with Annushka's assistance, pinning the last ribbon on her gown when she heard carriage wheels crunching the gravel at the entrance.
His belly is almost full, or we should hear him crunching the bones.
Baroda heard footsteps crunching the gravel; but could discern in the darkness only the approaching red point of a lighted cigar.
I am not afraid," answered Sonya's voice, and along the path toward Nicholas came the crunching, whistling sound of Sonya's feet in her thin shoes.
If you knew how this chap, this Joseph Willet--that's his name--comes backwards and forwards to our house, libelling, and denouncing, and threatening you, and how I shudder when I hear him, you'd hate him worse than I do,-- worse than I do, sir,' said Mr Tappertit wildly, putting his hair up straighter, and making a crunching noise with his teeth; 'if sich a thing is possible.
There was a crunching of fragile bones, and warm blood ran in his mouth.
said my friend, stopping in his crunching of pie-crust.
I have frequently been amused at seeing one of them, after crunching the obstinate nut with his teeth for a long time unsuccessfully, get into a violent passion with it.
Then came silence--silence except for the rending of bloody flesh and the crunching of human bones between mighty jaws.
The only sound to be heard was the crunching of the dead leaves beneath our feet.
They felt the jerk as their brakes were hastily applied, the swaying of the little train, and then the crunching of earth beneath them, the roar of escaping steam as their engine ploughed its way on into the road bed.