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(After the story "Hansel and Gretel" by the Brothers Grimm).

1. <World-Wide Web> Links displayed across the top of a web page listing the most recently visited pages so the reader can quickly jump back to one. Since this function is provided by the web browser, breadcrumbs are a waste of space.

A better use of the space is to display links to the page's logical parent pages in the information hierarchy.

2. <programming> Information output by statements inserted into a program for debugging by printf.


A description of the trail you took to arrive at your current location. Text breadcrumbs are common on websites to help users navigate the site. For example, breadcrumbs such as Products->TVs->Plasma indicate that the Plasma TV Products page you are looking at was retrieved by first clicking Products, then TVs and then Plasma.

From Hansel and Gretel
The term comes from the Hansel and Gretel fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm. When their father took them into the woods to abandon them, the children dropped crumbs of bread along the way to leave a trail back home.

Windows Breadcrumbs
Starting with Windows Vista, the Explorer file manager displays each element in the path to a file as a clickable breadcrumb. In the example above, any of the elements between the arrows can be clicked to jump to that level.
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Like other Upserve software, Breadcrumb is delivered as a service through an affordable subscription model.
Shake off any excess and dip it straight into the beaten egg, then coat it in the breadcrumbs until evenly covered.
Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine 1/2 cup breadcrumbs, milk, 1 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.
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Add the breadcrumbs and stir over the heat for about 30 seconds.
According to Heather, the new concepts represent just one area of Witwoods' continued focus on innovation in the breadcrumb sector; an approach that has helped put the Oxfordshire manufacturer at the forefront of this market in the UK.
2 shallots, peeled and finely chopped 1tbsp unsalted butter 350g dry mashed potato (nothing added) 450g hot-smoked salmon, skinned and flaked 1tbsp chopped garden herbs (parsley, chives and chervil) plus extra to garnish 1/2tsp unwaxed lemon zest juice of one lemon Salt and freshly ground black pepper 2tbsp plain flour 2 eggs, beaten 100g breadcrumbs, flavoured with a pinch of fennel seeds Olive oil, for shallow-frying A little plum tomato salad, to serve (optional For the green salad: 2tsp white wine vinegar 1/2tsp English mustard 4tsp olive oil 2tsp chopped mint 100g fresh peas, cooked 75g cos, little gem or iceberg lettuce, finely shredded
Trimble will be showcasing the new BreadCrumb LX5 at Expomin 2014 in booth 221-2 to be held April 21-25 at the Espacio Riesco Convention Center in Santiago, Chile.
100g Japanese panko breadcrumbs or dry white breadcrumbs ?
Place under a pre-heated grill and cook until the breadcrumbs just start to colour, then place in an oven at 180C for five minutes, or until the fish is just cooked.