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widow's cruse

A supply source that seems as if it is or should be meager or limited but ends up being or seeming limitless. Despite claims that the company needed to scale back pay for all its employees, the CEO's salary seems to be drawn from a widow's cruse, as it has only ever gone up in recent years. Education is the only true widow's cruse. The benefits gleaned by children and adults at any level of education is many times what must be put into the system.
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a widow's cruse

an apparently small supply that proves inexhaustible.
In the Bible, 1 Kings 17 tells the story of the widow to whom Elijah was sent for sustenance. When he asked her for bread, she replied that all she had for herself and her son was ‘an handful of meal in a barrel and a little oil in a cruse’ (a cruse was a small earthenware pot or jar). Elijah told her to make him a cake from these ingredients and then to make food for herself and her son as God had decreed that the containers should be continually replenished.
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Replacement not used: Jake Schatz REFEREE: Tom Foley MAN OF THE MATCH: Tom Cruse' ATTENDANCE: 12,466' SCORERS Wasps: tries: Tom Cruse (2), Dan Robson; conversions: Danny Cipriani (3); penalty: Danny Cipriani.
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When he was hit, Cruse was walking east on Pleasant Valley Road in an area just beyond a small rise in the roadway that prevented his grandmother from seeing him until her car crested the hill, officials said.
He took Cruse to task for failing to define his basic concepts, vicious scapegoating, and ignoring the existing African-American culture that was forged from the stubborn survivals and creolization of African ethnic cultures with European and indigenous cultures.
Boyd's reactions to Cruse's criticisms of Baldwin have "personal vendetta" marked all over them, which is what Boyd claims that Cruse had against Baldwin.
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American Vicki Cruse, 40, was the only person on board and there were no other injuries, said police.
Dan is probably one of the most adaptable people I ve ever met," said Randy Cruse, business manager at the Boilermakers Local 83 union in Kansas City, Missouri.
The Hot-head Paisan creator's illustrations might not have the polish exhibited by, say, Alison Bechdel or Howard Cruse, but her work has a jagged richness of its own.
The staffing situation will be desperate in July, so any help will be appreciated," said a letter from a church partner in Dodoma, Tanzania to Jill Cruse, co-ordinator for the Volunteers in Mission (VIM) program of the Anglican Church of Canada.