Crunching


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Crunching

Slang; a situation in which the price of an investment rapidly drops below its support level.
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said my friend, stopping in his crunching of pie-crust.
Miss Wilson's candle, though it flickered in the draught, was not extinguished this time; and she was presently left with the housekeeper, bolting and chaining the door, and listening to the crunching of feet on the gravel outside dying away through the steady pattering of the rain.
His belly is almost full, or we should hear him crunching the bones.
But for the twittering of the sparrows and the crunching of his own feet upon the frozen snow, the whole windless world of air hung over him entranced, and the stillness weighed upon his mind with a horror of solitude.