The grayness of the whole city—the houses, the back streets, the crumbling fences.
Emanuel faces a budget gap that could reach $1 billion, crumbling infrastructure, decaying schools and a host of other urban ills.
With so much else crumbling, the transponder lies at the heart of this great mystery.
Peter Davis on the crumbling world of 30-year-old Casey Johnson.
Her new book, Allegheny County, The Story of America's crumbling Infrastructure will be published by FSG in 2013.
Of the imposing edifice in which he was born there was left only bare and crumbling walls.
Mauburn felt the rock foundations of Manhattan Island to be crumbling to dust.
He now felt carefully about for a support for his feet, but the crumbling pebbles rolled away with every movement.
And in the immediate foreground were the tumbled, crumbling memorials of the dead.
Many of the brackets supporting a solitary balcony were of beautiful design, though the greater number were defaced and crumbling.
late 15c., kremelen, from Old English *crymelan, presumed frequentative of gecrymman "to break into crumbs," from cruma (see crumb). The -b- is 16c., probably on analogy of French-derived words like humble, where it belongs, or by influence of crumb. Related: Crumbled; crumbling.