widow's cruse
noun Etymology: from the widow's cruse of oil that miraculously supplies Elijah during a famine (I Kings 17:8-16) Date: 1729 an inexhaustible supply

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  • widow's cruse — n. an apparently inexhaustible supply: 2 Kings 4:1 7 …   English World dictionary

  • widow's cruse — an inexhaustible supply of something: in allusion to the miracle of the cruse of oil in I Kings 17:10 16 and II Kings 4:1 7. * * * widow s cruse noun A source of supply that never fails (from the story in the Bible, 1 Kings 17.10–16) • • • Main… …   Useful english dictionary

  • widow's cruse — an inexhaustible supply of something: in allusion to the miracle of the cruse of oil in I Kings 17:10 16 and II Kings 4:1 7. * * * …   Universalium

  • widow's cruse — noun An inexhaustible supply, oftentimes of something that appears meager. Thus profits, as a source of capital increment for entrepreneurs, are a widows cruse which remains undepleted however much of them may be devoted to riotous living …   Wiktionary

  • widow's cruse — noun an apparently small supply that proves inexhaustible. Origin with biblical allusion to 1 Kings 17:10–16 …   English new terms dictionary

  • Cruse — may refer to: Cruse (name), surname (includes a list of people with this name) Cruse Bereavement Care, UK charity Cruse De Ocoa, small town in the Dominican Republic Cruse Memorial Heliport, private heliport in Douglas County, Oregon, United… …   Wikipedia

  • widow — n. & v. n. 1 a woman who has lost her husband by death and has not married again. 2 a woman whose husband is often away on a specified activity (golf widow). 3 extra cards dealt separately and taken by the highest bidder. 4 Printing the short… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Elisha — Infobox Saint name=Saint Eliseus birth date= death date= feast day=June 14 venerated in=Roman Catholic Church Eastern Catholic Churches Eastern Orthodox Church Lutheranism imagesize= caption=Russian icon of St. Eliseus, 18th century (Iconostasis… …   Wikipedia

  • Elisha —    God his salvation, the son of Shaphat of Abel meholah, who became the attendant and disciple of Elijah (1 Kings 19:16 19). His name first occurs in the command given to Elijah to anoint him as his successor (1 Kings 19:16). This was the only… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • Elijah —    Whose God is Jehovah.    1) The Tishbite, the Elias of the New Testament, is suddenly introduced to our notice in 1 Kings 17:1 as delivering a message from the Lord to Ahab. There is mention made of a town called Thisbe, south of Kadesh, but… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

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