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These are located near the end of the elevators that carry the fruit to the crusher.

The men were even with the crusher, on the opposite side from him.

Then the bank examiner delivered the crusher that he had been holding in reserve.

Says he, 'Your last piece, Linton, was almost a crusher to me.'

They are first of all taken to the crusher or grinding mill.

Hail, Crusher of bones, who comest forth from Hensu, I have not lied.

These are first crushed or, in case the stems are to be removed, are run through a combined stemmer and crusher.

The crusher consists of a hopper C whose bottom fits closely against two adjacent smooth faced rolls H I of iron.

If the rod passes freely inward, the potatoes are done and may be discharged into the crusher, shown in Fig. 44.

He heard the clatter of concrete mixers, the raucous grind of the crusher, the scream of donkey engines and the shouts of foremen.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-14c., from Old French cruissir (Modern French écraser), variant of croissir "to gnash (teeth), crash, break," perhaps from Frankish *krostjan "to gnash" (cf. Gothic kriustan, Old Swedish krysta "to gnash"). Figurative sense of "to humiliate, demoralize" is c.1600. Related: Crushed; crushing. Italian crosciare, Catalan cruxir, Spanish crujirare "to crack" are Germanic loan-words.

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