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cruse

 (kro͞oz, kro͞os)
n.
A small earthenware container, such as a pot or jar, for holding liquids.

[Middle English crouse, perhaps from Middle Dutch cruyse, pot.]

cruse

(kruːz)
n
(Ceramics) a small earthenware container used, esp formerly, for liquids
[Old English crūse; related to Middle High German krūse, Dutch kroes jug]

cruse

(kruz, krus)

n.
an earthen pot, bottle, etc., for liquids.
[1225–75; Middle English crouse (Old English crūse, c. German Krause pot with lid), conflated with Middle English croo (Old English crōg, crōh, c. German Krug jug)]
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Noun1.cruse - small jarcruse - small jar; holds liquid (oil or water)
jar - a vessel (usually cylindrical) with a wide mouth and without handles
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Her mother prepared her a basket of provisions with all sorts of good things, and a goat skin full of wine; the girl now got into the waggon, and her mother gave her also a golden cruse of oil, that she and her women might anoint themselves.
They also brought him the little golden cruse of oil, and told him to go and wash in the stream.
The horror of September 11 and last year's anthrax scare prompted the Cruses to move from their home in Queen's to Long Island where Bobby's family lived.
44 licenses purchased by the Company (Reno, NV, Santa Barbara, CA, Des Moines, IA, Quad Cities area of Davenport and Bettendorf, IA, and Rock Island and Moline, IL, Las Cruses, NM, Elmira, NY; and two RSAs in the western part of New Mexico), the Company will have a total of twelve licenses in the Lower 700 MHz band covering a total population of approximately 2.
44 licenses purchased by the Company are: Reno, NV; Santa Barbara, CA; Des Moines, IA; Quad Cities area of Davenport and Bettendorf, IA and Rock Island and Moline, IL; Las Cruses, NM; Elmira, NY; and two RSAs in the western part of New Mexico.
The markets in which Lynch 3G was the high bidder are Reno, NV; Santa Barbara, CA; Des Moines, IA; Quad Cities area of Davenport and Bettendorf, IA and Rock Island and Moline, IL; Las Cruses, NM; Elmira, NY; and two RSAs in the western part of New Mexico.