Two of the cruse lamps had by this time spent their oil, and their flames had died out.
The better rendering is "cruse" or "flask" instead of "box."
Mr. cruse had been at St. Bees, but had afterwards gone to the University.
An handful of meal in a barrel, and a little oil in a cruse.
A cake baken on the coals is beside him, and the cruse of water, to refresh him and keep him from destruction.
And the barrel of meal wasted not, neither did the cruse of oil fail.
God is good;—the "barrel of meal" does not fail, nor the "cruse of oil."
Mr. cruse himself had not shone very brightly at the University.
It was a provision, simple indeed, but for his moderate wants more than sufficient—a cake baked on the coals and a cruse of water.
Your garner and sympathy have been like the widow's cruse, and may they ever continue to be so.
"small vessel for liquids," early 15c., perhaps related to Old Norse krus "pot, tankard," from a general Germanic root of unknown origin. Cf. Middle Dutch cruese, Dutch kroes "cup, pot, mug," Middle Low German krus, Danish krus "mug, jug," German Krause "jug, mug."
a utensil; a flask or cup for holding water (1 Sam. 26:11, 12, 16; 1 Kings 19:6) or oil (1 Kings 17:12, 14, 16). In 1 Kings 14:3 the word there so rendered means properly a bottle, as in Jer. 19:1, 10, or pitcher. In 2 Kings 2:20, a platter or flat metal saucer is intended. The Hebrew word here used is translated "dish" in 21:13; "pans," in 2 Chr. 35:13; and "bosom," in Prov. 19:24; 26:15 (R.V., "dish").