From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Cruse \Cruse\ (kr?s), n. [Akin to LG. kruus, kroos, mug, jug,
   jar, D. kroes, G. krause, Icel. krus, Sw. krus, Dan. kruus.
   Cf. Crucible, Cresset.]
   1. A cup or dish.
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            Take with thee . . . a cruse of honey. --1 Kings
                                                  xiv. 3.
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   2. A bottle for holding water, oil, honey, etc.
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            So David took . . . the cruse of water. --1 Sam.
                                                  xxvi. 12.
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