crud

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n crud an ill-defined bodily ailment "he said he had the crud and needed a doctor"
    • n crud any substance considered disgustingly foul or unpleasant
    • n crud heavy wet snow that is unsuitable for skiing
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Crud See Curd.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • crud An obsolete or dialectal form of curd.
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Usage

In literature:

Might watch out for any crud on the roadway.
"Code Three" by Rick Raphael
Were these just crazy, wild slobs whooping it up, or real crud provided with a purpose and reward?
"The Planet Strappers" by Raymond Zinke Gallun
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In news:

In the news media and on myriad Web sites, high-fructose corn syrup has been labeled "the Devil's candy," a "sinister invention," "the crack of sweeteners " and "crud".
Crud Catcher Finds New Wholesaler .
PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN)—Cyclone Bicycle Supply is now the west coast wholesaler for the Crud Catcher.
Both are windshield wipers with a built in heating element to melt snow and ice, and prevent the build up of frozen crud on wipers that can reduce visibility and increase winter driving danger.
With the rust cut out, clean the area out with some high-pressure air, and use a screwdriver to pry out any crud that has collected.
This allows water (then rust) and crud to get inside the bleed screw, thus making it impossible to bleed your brakes without first removing them to clean the stuff out.
Sealing the shank is a preinserted seal that is precision- fit to keep the crud out no matter what you drop your axle in.
StockbyteI have caught my kids cold, which I call the "kid crud".
Some people think there's a lot of crud in the Statehouse .
I had been out sick with the creeping crud several days last week, and happened to miss the Sean and Richie Show where Sean supposedly got upset about Ted Williams (the man with the golden pipes) receiving so much attention in the press.
For decades, DuPont has sold the answer to crud, gunk, and grime.
You shop among the scented air fresheners, license-plate holders and humorous greeting cards while workers clean the accumulated crud off your car.
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In science:

The standard δ -function δ(ω −ε1(k)) and δ(ω −ε2(k)) have been replaced by Lorentz function with width Γ. Γ is a crud representation of broadening due to interaction of the quasiparticle.
Scenario of pseudogap in underdoped cuprate
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