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adj. crust·i·er, crust·i·est
1. Having, resembling, or being a crust: a crusty piece of bread.
2. Outspoken and surly. Used especially of older people.

crust′i·ly adv.
crust′i·ness n.
zsörtölõdõ modor
sem er skorpukenndur; viîskotaillska


(krast) noun
1. (a piece of) the hard outside coating of bread. The child would not eat the crusts.
2. (American) pastry. She makes excellent pie crust.
3. a hard surface especially the outer layer of the earth.
ˈcrusty adjective
1. having a crust. crusty bread.
2. surly or irritable.
ˈcrustily adverb
ˈcrustiness noun
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And was so touched and pleased by that confiding little kiss that all his crustiness vanished, and he just set her on his knee, and laid his wrinkled cheek against her rosy one, feeling as if he had got his own little grand daughter back again.
On the other hand, he was sweet-tempered and equable, and he did not resent the early shows of crustiness which Michael made.
And, upon the whole, our intimacy was rather a mutual predilection than a deep and solid friendship, such as has since arisen between myself and you, Halford, whom, in spite of your occasional crustiness, I can liken to nothing so well as an old coat, unimpeachable in texture, but easy and loose - that has conformed itself to the shape of the wearer, and which he may use as he pleases, without being bothered with the fear of spoiling it; - whereas Mr.
I could tell the seal was a bit dehydrated by the crustiness around its eyes," said Rory.
It was a bit runny underneath and with no baked-on top crustiness, which I don't at all mind.
And venerable crustiness has its own endearing charms.