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crust


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crust  \Crust\  (kr?st),  n.  [L.  crusta:  cf  OF  crouste,  F. 
  cro[^u]te;  prob.  akin  to  Gr  ?????  ice,  E.  crystal,  from  the 
  same  root  as  E.  crude,  raw.  See  {Raw},  and  cf  {Custard}.] 
  1.  The  hard  external  coat  or  covering  of  anything  the  hard 
  exterior  surface  or  outer  shell;  an  incrustation;  as  a 
  crust  of  snow. 
 
  I  have  known  the  statute  of  an  emperor  quite  hid 
  under  a  crust  of  dross.  --Addison. 
 
  Below  this  icy  crust  of  conformity,  the  waters  of 
  infidelity  lay  dark  and  deep  as  ever.  --Prescott. 
 
  2.  (Cookery) 
  a  The  hard  exterior  or  surface  of  bread,  in  distinction 
  from  the  soft  part  or  crumb;  or  a  piece  of  bread  grown 
  dry  or  hard. 
  b  The  cover  or  case  of  a  pie,  in  distinction  from  the 
  soft  contents. 
  c  The  dough,  or  mass  of  doughy  paste,  cooked  with  a 
  potpie;  --  also  called  {dumpling}. 
 
  Th'  impenetrable  crust  thy  teeth  defies. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  He  that  keeps  nor  crust  nor  crumb.  --Shak. 
 
  They  .  .  .  made  the  crust  for  the  venison  pasty. 
  --Macaulay. 
 
  3.  (Geol.)  The  exterior  portion  of  the  earth,  formerly 
  universally  supposed  to  inclose  a  molten  interior. 
 
  4.  (Zo["o]l.)  The  shell  of  crabs,  lobsters,  etc 
 
  5.  (Med.)  A  hard  mass,  made  up  of  dried  secretions  blood,  or 
  pus,  occurring  upon  the  surface  of  the  body. 
 
  6.  An  incrustation  on  the  interior  of  wine  bottles,  the 
  result  of  the  ripening  of  the  wine;  a  deposit  of  tartar, 
  etc  See  {Beeswing}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crust  \Crust\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Crusted};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Crusting}.]  [Cf.  OF  crouster  L.  crustare  See  {Crust},  n. 
  ] 
  To  cover  with  a  crust;  to  cover  or  line  with  an  incrustation; 
  to  incrust. 
 
  The  whole  body  is  crusted  over  with  ice.  --Boyle. 
 
  And  now  their  legs,  and  breast,  and  bodies  stood 
  Crusted  with  bark.  --Addison. 
 
  Very  foul  and  crusted  bottles.  --Swift. 
 
  Their  minds  are  crusted  over  like  diamonds  in  the 
  rock.  --Felton. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crust  \Crust\,  v.  i. 
  To  gather  or  contract  into  a  hard  crust;  to  become  incrusted. 
 
  The  place  that  was  burnt  .  .  .  crusted  and  healed. 
  --Temple. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  crust 
  n  1:  the  outer  layer  of  the  Earth  [syn:  {Earth's  crust}] 
  2:  a  hard  outer  layer  that  covers  something  [syn:  {incrustation}, 
  {encrustation}] 
  3:  the  trait  of  being  rude  and  impertinent;  inclined  to  take 
  liberties  [syn:  {gall},  {impertinence},  {impudence},  {insolence}, 
  {cheekiness},  {freshness}] 
  v  :  form  a  crust  or  form  into  a  crust;  "The  bread  crusted  in  the 
  oven" 




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