Widow's cruse - definition of widow's cruse by The Free Dictionary
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an endless or unfailing source of supply
[allusion to I Kings 17:16]
References in periodicals archive
The widow's cruse
(an earthen vessel) reminds us of God's graciousness to a woman so poor she couldn't feed her son, much less a wandering prophet who came asking for bread.
My washing basket replenishes itself like the widow's cruse
Its name comes from a passage in the Old Testament about a widow's cruse
- a jar of oil which never runs out and which signifies that support would be given as long as she needed it.